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Childhood absence epilepsy in 6-year-old male (ictal EEG)

Hyperventilation. Note a provoked regular generalized spike-and-wave discharge associated with typical absence seizure of abrupt onset and termination. The background EEG activity is normal. (Contributed by Dr. Athanasios Covanis.)

Associated Disorders

  • Absences with single myoclonic jerks during the absence ictus
  • Childhood absence epilepsy
  • Epilepsy with myoclonic absences
  • Eyelid myoclonia and (with) absences (Jeavons syndrome)
  • Facial (perioral or eyebrow) myoclonia and absences
  • Generalized tonic-clonic seizures
  • Juvenile absence epilepsy
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
  • Phantom absences
  • Symptomatic and cryptogenic absences
  • Typical absences with specific modes of precipitation (reflex absences)