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Why Are Patients With Absence Seizures Absent? A Brain Imaging Study

  • Study HIC#:0207018514
  • Last Updated:07/15/2021

Our study examines which different brain regions are involved in child absence seizures and how they are related to attention and cognition.

  • Age6 years and older
  • GenderBoth
  • Start Date09/04/2002
  • End Date09/30/2018

Trial Purpose and Description

The purpose of this study is to map the thalamic and cortical activity during spike-wave seizures in pediatric and adult patients using simultaneous fMRI and EEG recordings.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of childhood absence epilepsy or juvenile absence epilepsy
  • No other serious health problems or neurological problems
  • 6 years or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No history of myoclonic or tonic-clonic seizures


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