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Phantom absences documented with video-EEG and breath-counting

Brief generalized discharges of spike/polyspike-slow wave during hyperventilation. These are associated with mild impairment of cognition as documented by significant delay in breath counting (annotated numbers) in the long one (see prolonged interval between numbers 20 to 21). (Contributed by Dr. C P Panayiotopoulos.)

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  • Childhood absence epilepsy
  • Idiopathic generalized epilepsy with phantom absences
  • Juvenile absence epilepsy
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy