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Absence seizures accompanied by brief, repetitive, often rhythmic, fast (4-6 Hz) myoclonic jerks of the eyelids with simultaneous upward deviation of the eyeballs and extension of the head. Seizures are typically very brief (<6s in duration) and multiple seizures occur on a daily basis. Mostly awareness is retained.

CAUTION If myoclonic seizure with abduction of the upper limbs right arrow myoclonic absence seizures

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