CHILDHOOD ABSENCE EPILEPSY
consider if there are infrequent (e.g. once daily) absence seizures
in a child who is 8 years of age or older.
with eyelid myoclonias
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.
with myoclonic absences
consider if there are 3 Hz myoclonic jerks of upper limbs with tonic