Absence Seizure Symptoms, Treatments & More

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2. Risks of Absence Seizures

A single absence seizure is not considered epilepsy, and even people prone to many absence seizures don’t necessarily have harmful effects. Absence seizures usually don’t cause long-term health problems.

However, in some cases, an epileptic person may have dozens or even hundreds of absence seizures per day. This can cause problems at work or school and make concentration difficult. An absence seizure can be dangerous at the wrong time, and sometimes more dangerous seizures can develop alongside absence seizures.3‘Absence Seizures.’ Johns Hopkins Medicine, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/epilepsy/absence-seizures.

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