How are absence seizures classified?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Scott Segan, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Commission on Classification and Terminology revised the concepts, terminology, and approaches for classifying seizures and epilepsy. [8]

The classification of absence seizures has been simplified as follows:

  • Typical absence
  • Atypical absence
  • Myoclonic absence
  • Eyelid myoclonia

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