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Childhood absence epilepsy

Synonym(s) Pyknolepsy
Prevalence -
Inheritance Autosomal dominant
Age of onset -
  • G40.3
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Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is a familial partial pediatric epilepsy syndrome (see this term) usually occurring in children between the ages of 4 and 10 years. CAE is characterized by frequent (multiple per day) absence seizures associated with an increased rates of adverse behavioral, psychiatric, language, and cognitive comorbidities.

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