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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

De novo absence status epilepticus in three paediatric patients: a new idiopathic epilepsy syndrome? Volume 20, issue 6, December 2018


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1 Hospital de Pediatría “Prof. Dr. Juan P Garrahan”, Buenos Aires
2 Hospital Regional de Gualeguaychú, Gualeguaychú
3 Clínica Pediátrica San Lucas. Neuquén
4 Hospital de Pediatría “La madre y el Niño”, Formosa, Argentina
* Correspondence: Roberto Caraballo Department of Neurology, Hospital de Pediatría “Prof Dr Juan P Garrahan”, Combate de los Pozos 1881, Buenos Aires CP 1234, Argentina
  • Key words: absence, benign, childhood, de novo, status epilepticus, confusional state, NCSE
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2018.1008
  • Page(s) : 502-7
  • Published in: 2018


Absence status epilepticus (ASE) is a prolonged generalized absence seizure that usually lasts for hours and can even last for days. The main symptom is the altered content of consciousness while the patient may be alert and partly responsive.