Reeves, 22, is graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in anthropology despite battling a form of epilepsy causing petit mal
seizures that can make concentration difficult.
THEATRE/SHOWS CARDIFF: Sherman Cymru (029 2064 6900), Crying Out Loud/Circo Aero/Race Horse Company: Petit Mal
There is a rare form of epilepsy that affects children called Petit Mal
or absence seizures.
Absence epilepsy," a generalized type of epilepsy once termed petit mal
epilepsy, responds to ethosuximide (Zarontin[R]).
Also known as petit mal
, this form of epilepsy occurs mainly in children and is marked by seconds-long lapses in consciousness.
Generalized seizures range from simple staring spells-called absence or petit mal
seizures-to convulsions with jerking motions of the body and limbs--called tonic-clonic or grand mal seizures--to anything in between.
But she may have a completely different kind of epilepsy, called petit mal
, where there is no real loss of consciousness but simply a dreamlike state, lasting between five and 30 seconds during which she is out of touch with her surroundings and cannot be roused.
The book tells how he suffered frequent grand mal and petit mal
attacks - sometimes up to nine times a day.
Physicians who suspect a child is experiencing absence seizures--formerly known as petit mal
epilepsy--should first rule out other conditions, said Dr.
Your doctor will want to rule out a condition called petit mal
The Company's product development programs focus on two novel, proprietary classes of compounds: Epalons, to treat petit mal
epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders, and Glystasins, to treat stroke and head trauma, chronic pain and grand mal epilepsy.