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What's wrong with my sister? What's a petty mal seizure?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Small bad/Big bad
Petit mal (small bad) as opposed to grand mal (big bad) are early simple descriptions of the intensity of disruption a seizure may have with the victim. In the petit mal patient the brain wave disruption is often brief, having the effect of one zoning out for a moment & coming back without knowledge of the event.
It is a brain wave disturbance that is controllable with meds.

In brief: Small bad/Big bad
Petit mal (small bad) as opposed to grand mal (big bad) are early simple descriptions of the intensity of disruption a seizure may have with the victim. In the petit mal patient the brain wave disruption is often brief, having the effect of one zoning out for a moment & coming back without knowledge of the event.
It is a brain wave disturbance that is controllable with meds.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
In brief: Petit Mal Seizure
It is characterized by abscence of seizures.
Child suddenly loss consciousness lasting few seconds, fluttering eyelids and resume activities not knowing that he had a seizure.It can occur several times a day.

In brief: Petit Mal Seizure
It is characterized by abscence of seizures.
Child suddenly loss consciousness lasting few seconds, fluttering eyelids and resume activities not knowing that he had a seizure.It can occur several times a day.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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