John Libbey Eurotext

Exceptionally long absence status: multifactorial etiology, drug interactions and complications Volume 1, numéro 4, Décembre 1999

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  • Page(s) : 229-32
  • Année de parution : 2000

Absence or petit mal status, is a generalized, non-convulsive seizure pattern defined by the presence of a prolonged confusional state of varying severity, ranging from the subjectively perceived to deep stupor. It is often accompanied by myoclonus and minor motor manifestations. It may be punctuated or terminated by generalized tonic clonic seizures [2]. From an EEG point of view, "virtually any generalized continuous or nearly continuous [...]