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Term:
childhood absence epilepsy (DOID:1825)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes +   
childhood absence epilepsy +   
A childhood seizure disorder characterized by rhythmic electrical brain discharges of generalized onset. Clinical features include a sudden cessation of ongoing activity usually without loss of postural tone. Rhythmic blinking of the eyelids or lip smacking frequently accompanies the SEIZURES. The usual duration is 5-10 seconds, and multiple episodes may occur daily. Juvenile absence epilepsy is characterized by the juvenile onset of absence seizures and an increased incidence of myoclonus and tonic-clonic seizures. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p736)
early onset absence epilepsy 
epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures +   
Generalized Epilepsy and Paroxysmal Dyskinesia  
generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus +   
idiopathic generalized epilepsy +   
Landau-Kleffner syndrome  
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome  
Myoclonic-Atonic Epilepsy  
Nodding Syndrome 
Photoparoxysmal Response 2 
West syndrome +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: Akinetic Petit Mal ;   Atonic Absence Seizure ;   ECA5 ;   Epilepsy, Absence, Atypical ;   Minor Epilepsy ;   Petit Mal Convulsion ;   atonic absence seizures ;   childhood absence epilepsies ;   minor epilepsies ;   petit mal epilepsies ;   petit mal epilepsy ;   petit mal seizure ;   pykno epilepsy ;   pykno-epilepsies ;   pyknolepsies ;   pyknolepsy
Narrow Synonyms: ECA6 ;   EIG6 ;   childhood absence epilepsy 6
Broad Synonyms: CACNA1H-RELATED DISORDER
Related Synonyms: EPILEPSY, CHILDHOOD ABSENCE, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 5 ;   EPILEPSY, CHILDHOOD ABSENCE, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 6 ;   EPILEPSY, IDIOPATHIC GENERALIZED, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 6 ;   Epilepsy, Childhood Absence, Susceptibility To, 4
Primary IDs: MESH:D004832
Alternate IDs: MESH:C567002 ;   OMIM:611942 ;   OMIM:612269
Xrefs: NCI:C3023 ;   OMIM:PS600131
Definition Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood_absence_epilepsy "DO", MESH:D004832

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