Absence Seizures: How to Treat What You Can't See

Jon P. Wietholter, PharmD, BCPS; Jonathan M. Kline, PharmD, CACP, BCPS, CDE


US Pharmacist 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


First described in the early 1700s, absence seizures have been referred to over the years as petits accès, petit mal, epilepsia minor, and pyknolepsy.[1] Typically thought of as a type of childhood seizure disorder, absence seizures also may present in older populations or as a component of multiple other epileptic disorders.


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