Absence seizures are where the person becomes non-responsive; their brain is “absent”. Mild cases may appear like a person “staring into space” for a few seconds, and may go undiagnosed. Some types of absence seizure also involve some involuntary movements.
In older terminology, these types of absence seizures were
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Epileptic Disorder Causes: Causes of absence seizures include:
- Absence status
Normal Child: If your child stares off into space, it isn’t necessarily an absence seizure, it could just be:More Causes of Absence seizures »
Differential Diagnosis of Absence seizures
Narcolepsy: The length of time a sleep attack lasts will vary from person to person. Some people will only have "microsleeps" lasting a few seconds, whereas others may fall asleep for several minutes.
...Source: NHS Choices UK3
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Causes List for Absence seizures
Possible causes of Absence seizures (or similar symptoms) may include:4
- ADHD (Absence seizures)
- Absence epilepsy (absence seizures)
- Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria (Atypical absence seizures)
- CHD2 myoclonic encephalopathy (absence seizures)
- Chromosome Xp11.23-p11.22 duplication syndrome (Absence seizures, Epilepsy juvenile absence)
- Concentration Disorders (Absence seizures)
- Congenital bilateral perisylvian syndrome (Atypical absence ...
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- Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN001921/
- Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ narcolepsy/ symptoms/
- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
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