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Childhood Absence Epilepsy: 5 Things Pediatricians Need to Know

Remission rates for childhood absence epilepsy of up to 90% have been reported in the literature. True or false?

Find out, here, and review 4 more essential tenets of assessment and treatment.


This yellow CSF was drawn from an HIV-positive man who presented with status epilepticus. What is the most likely cause?

A common epilepsy medication is not safe during pregnancy and could lead to developmental problems in children.

epilepsy and seizure

Psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy represents not only a matter of intellectual interest but also an important variable that affects prognosis in terms of morbidity and mortality.

In this expert Q&A, Julie Sherman, PhD and Jay Tarnow, MD briefly discuss the latest research findings on ADHD.

Stigma correlated most strongly with inability to work and was greater for chronic migraine than for epilepsy or episodic migraine.

Autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 100 children and the prevalence is 3 times higher in females. One-third of all children with autism have seizures.

Childhood absence epilepsy is distinct from partial epilepsy and is often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. It is one of the most common types of pediatric seizure.


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