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Generalized onset tonic-clonic seizure in IGE and typical absence seizures

Video-EEG recording of a 23-year-old woman with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Numerous typical absences occurred on awakening, and one progressed to a GTCS. (Top) Onset of the GTCS. (Bottom) The various phases of the whole seizure from onset to termination (duration approximately 1 min). (Modified with permission from: Panayiotopoulos CP. A clinical guide to epileptic syndromes and their treatment. Rev. 2nd ed. London: Springer, 2010.)

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  • Idiopathic generalized epilepsy with phantom absences
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