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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-114

The mean age of petit mal epilepsy


1 Department of Pediatrics, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, Hubei, P. R. China
2 Department of Neurology, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, Hubei, P. R. China

Correspondence Address:
Md. Rezaul Karim
Department of Neurology, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, 30 South Ren Min Road, Shiyan, Hubei
P. R. China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.187627

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Objective: Petit mal epilepsy or absence seizures involve brief, sudden lapses of consciousness and most often occurs in people under age of 20 years. This study was done to find out the most likely significant age affected by petit mal epilepsy and whether they had higher rate of behavioral, educational, and social problems. Materials and Methods: We run tests on total 32 patients (male 16 and female 16) from newborns to 20 years of age. Results: The most affected ages were from 4 to 9 years and both genders were equally affected. They have higher rate of behavioral, educational, and social problems, and most likely recovering ages from the disease were from 15 to 20 years. Conclusion: These findings could contribute in diagnosis and treatment of Petit Mal Epilepsy, as it often misinterpreted as daydreaming or inattention.






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