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Is petit mal curable?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Absence seizures,

formerly known as petit mal epilepsy, are more often found in children aged 4-14.
They are usually able to be controlled, but not cured, by anti-seizure medications. Often an underlying cause is not found. Many children have a genetic predisposition, a family member with seizures. While some children develop other types of seizures, most outgrow absence seizures in adolescence.

In brief: Absence seizures,

formerly known as petit mal epilepsy, are more often found in children aged 4-14.
They are usually able to be controlled, but not cured, by anti-seizure medications. Often an underlying cause is not found. Many children have a genetic predisposition, a family member with seizures. While some children develop other types of seizures, most outgrow absence seizures in adolescence.
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