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.


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.

A third of patients with epilepsy are refractory to current treatment options. Thus, new agents are a welcome addition.

A 6-month-old boy with dysmorphic facial features, ear anomalies, and hypospadias brought for evaluation of elevated temperature and generalized seizure. Infant born at term to a 37-year-old mother via uncomplicated cesarean delivery.

ABSTRACT: Status epilepticus (SE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality in children. Fever is a common cause of SE and may precipitate seizures in children who have underlying epilepsy risk factors or may signal intracranial infection.


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