Absence Seizure (Petit Mal Seizure)

About- Absence seizures also known as petit mal seizures is a medical condition most common in children, characterized by brief sudden lapses of consciousness.

Symptoms-
 Chewing motions
 Finger rubbing
 Fluttering eyelids
 Leaning forward or backward
 Lip-smacking
 Staring off into space
 Stopping speech suddenly
 Sudden hand movements
A sudden stop in motion without a specific reason 

Causes-

 Genetic predisposition
 Abnormal electrical impulses from nerve cells (neurons) in the brain 

Specialists to visit-

Neurologist
Paediatrician
Paediatric Neurologist
 

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.epilepsy.com
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org
https://www.healthline.com

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