CHILDHOOD ABSENCE EPILEPSY

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
abnormal cortical thickness connectivity persists in childhood absence epilepsy. "abnormal cortical thickness connectivity persists in childhood absence epilepsy.", by Curwood EK, Pedersen M, Carney PW, Berg AT, Abbott DF, Jackson GD. fig03: Weighted connection strength overlaid on an inflated cortical surface for the (A) left, and (B) right hemispheres. Only connection strengths greater than the median are displayed. Of note is the bright occipital/parietal region in...

Childhood absence epilepsy is a problem identified by recurrent seizures. Some affected people have febrile seizures before they develop childhood absence epilepsy. Febrile seizures are involuntary contraction prompted by a high body temperature level. In most individuals with childhood absence epilepsy, the absence seizures vanish in adolescence. Some affected individuals proceed to have absence seizures into the adult years, or they might develop generalised tonic-clonic seizures, which cause muscle rigidness, convulsions, and loss of consciousness, or myoclonic seizures, which are defined by rapid, unrestrained muscle jerks.

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