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CHILDHOOD ABSENCE EPILEPSY

  • Juvenile absence epilepsy right arrow consider if there are infrequent (e.g. once daily) absence seizures in a child who is 8 years of age or older.
  • Epilepsy with eyelid myoclonias right arrow consider if there is repetitive, rhythmic, fast >4 Hz jerks of the eyelids, with upward deviation of the eyeballs and with head extension; seizures are often very frequent and induced by eye closure and photic stimulation.
  • Epilepsy with myoclonic absences right arrow consider if there are 3 Hz myoclonic jerks of upper limbs with tonic abduction.
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