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Descriptor English:   Epilepsy, Absence 
Descriptor Spanish:   Epilepsia Tipo Ausencia 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Epilepsia Tipo AusÍncia 
Synonyms English:   Absence Epilepsy
Absence Epilepsy, Childhood
Absence Epilepsy, Juvenile
Absence Seizure Disorder
Absence Seizure Disorders
Akinetic Petit Mal
Childhood Absence Epilepsy
Epilepsy Juvenile Absence
Epilepsy, Absence, Atypical
Epilepsy, Childhood Absence
Epilepsy, Juvenile Absence
Epilepsy, Minor
Epilepsy, Petit Mal
Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
Minor Epilepsy
Petit Mal Epilepsy
Petit Mal, Akinetic
Pykno Epilepsy
Pykno-Epilepsy
Pyknolepsies
Pyknolepsy
Seizure Disorder, Absence
Seizure Disorders, Absence  
Tree Number:   C10.228.140.490.375.260
C10.228.140.490.493.125
Definition English:   A seizure disorder usually occurring in childhood characterized by rhythmic electrical brain discharges of generalized onset. Clinical features include a sudden cessation of ongoing activity usually without loss of postural tone. Rhythmic blinking of the eyelids or lip smacking frequently accompanies the SEIZURES. The usual duration is 5-10 seconds, and multiple episodes may occur daily. Juvenile absence epilepsy is characterized by the juvenile onset of absence seizures and an increased incidence of myoclonus and tonic-clonic seizures. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p736) 
Indexing Annotation English:   note entry term PETIT MAL EPILEPSY: do not confuse with PETIT MAL STATUS see STATUS EPILEPTICUS
History Note English:   1992; was EPILEPSY, PETIT MAL 1963-1991 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   30331 
Unique Identifier:   D004832 

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