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What is petit mal epilepsy?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Petit mal: Petit mal (Fr. 'little illness) or absence seizures are forms which are characterized by a brief alteration of consciousness, and usually not followed by the post-ictal phase (sleepiness). It can appear as if the person is 'staring into space' and can be quite subtle.
Answered on Sep 6, 2014

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