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What does AS stand for?

AS stands for absence seizures


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Absence seizures are seizures that last just a few seconds, and are characterized by a blank or "absent" stare. They're also sometimes called petit mal seizures.
What is an absence seizure? In absence seizures, also called petit mal seizures, a person loses awareness of their surroundings for up to 20 seconds.
Learn more from WebMD about absence seizures, a symptom of epilepsy.
Patient information from the BMJ Group Absence seizures in children You might be worried if you've been told your child has absence seizures. But
Absence seizures occur most often in people under age 20, usually in children ages 6 to 12. In some cases, the seizures are triggered by flashing lights or...
What is an atypical absence seizure? Atypical (a-TIP-i-kul) means unusual or not typical. The person will stare (as they would in any absence seizure) but often is...