What are the sexual predilections of absence seizures?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Scott Segan, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Absence seizures are generally believed to be more common in females than in males. Up to two thirds of children with childhood absence epilepsy are girls. [9, 26]

Absence epilepsy with myoclonus has a male predominance. [27]


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