The epilepsy condition known as childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is characterized by absence seizures that start in young children. They often last a few seconds and begin suddenly and without notice. Children usually show symptoms, and they might be mistaken for daydreaming or not paying attention. Recovery occurs immediately. Medication may usually be used to manage absence seizures in children.
Simple absence epilepsy are defined by a blank look that lasts for up to 20 seconds but can last as little as 10 seconds, without any following confusion, headache, or sleepiness. Absence seizures can appear with the following symptoms:
After that, the incident is completely forgotten. Some people experience a lot of seizures every day, which makes it difficult for them to go to school or carry out their normal duties.
Since absence seizures are so short, a child may experience them for long time before an adult becomes aware of them. The first indication of this disorder in a child may be a reduction in learning capacity.
Causes of absence epilepsy
Your brain is a complicated organ, and your body relies on it for many things. The nerve cells in your brain send electrical and chemical signals to each other to communicate. Seizures are the result of altered electrical activity in your brain.
During an absence seizure, your brain’s electrical signals may repeat themselves. You may also have altered levels of neurotransmitters, which are the chemical messengers that help brain cells communicate.
Absence seizures are believed to have a hereditary component, while the exact cause is unknown.
The following are risk factors for developing absence seizures:
When to see a doctor
When to call emergency services:
Absence seizures can be treated with anti-epileptic medications. It might take some time and trial and error to find the perfect treatment. Anti-seizure medicine may be prescribed by your doctor at low dosages at first. Based on your results, they could then change the dose.
If you experience absence seizures, you might want to wear a medical ID bracelet. This helps others in understanding what to do in an emergency. You might also want to teach your loved ones what to do in the event of a seizure.
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