Human absence epilepsies

  • P. Loiseau
Conference paper
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 35)


A historical review of the concept of absence seizures. Their clinical features are very suggestive but a diagnosis made solely on clinical grounds is not always safe. Comparable pitfalls exist in the interpretation of EEG patterns. Absence seizures belong to several epileptic syndromes. They are briefly described.


Absence Seizure Generalize Epilepsy Absence Epilepsy Myoclonic Jerk Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Loiseau
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  1. 1.Service de NeurologieC.H.U., Hôpital PellegrinBordeaux CedexFrance

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