Absence Seizure

An absence seizure (also known as a petit mal seizure) is a type of seizure disorder that is most commonly seen in children. It features phases of inattention characterized by stopping current actions and gazing off into nothingness. Sufferers don't notice they are having an absence seizure and are unable to recall it after it is over. Absence seizures are very brief and can occur up to hundreds of times a day.

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