Medical Definition of Childhood absence epilepsy

1. A generalised epilepsy syndrome characterised by the onset of absence seizures in childhood, typically at age six or seven years. There is a strong genetic predisposition and girls are affected more often than boys. EEG reveals generalised 3 Hz spike-wave activity on a normal background. Prognosis for remission is good if the patient does not also have generalised tonic-clonic seizures. See: absence. Synonym: petit mal epilepsy, pyknolepsy. (05 Mar 2000)



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