Absence Seizure

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absence seizure
Absence Seizure aka Petit Mal Seizure. Involves a brief, sudden lapse of consciousness. Absence seizures more common in children than adults. Someone having an absence seizure may look like he or she is staring into space for a few seconds.Compared with other types of epileptic seizures, absence seizures appear mild. But they can be dangerous. Children with a history of absence seizure must be supervised carefully while swimming or bathing because of the danger of drowning. Teens and adults may be restricted from driving and other potentially hazardous activities.

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