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A petit mal seizure, also known as an absence seizure, is a condition in which a person loses consciousness for a few seconds or minutes depending on the type of absence seizure he experiences. Absence seizures occur mos... More »

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Someone staring into space for 10 to 15 seconds may be having a petit mal seizure, according to Mayo Clinic, but a petit mal seizure can be recognized by the inability to interrupt that person with touch or sound, accord... More »

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Symptoms of a petit mal seizure include a sudden cessation of movement, lip smacking, rapid eyelid movement, chewing motions, finger rubbing and small hand movements, explains Mayo Clinic. After the seizure passes, the p... More »

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Someone staring into space for 10 to 15 seconds may be having a petit mal seizure, according to Mayo Clinic, but a petit mal seizure can be recognized by the inability to interrupt that person with touch or sound, accord... More »

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The main symptom of a petit mal or absence seizure in adults is the victim stares off into space for about 15 seconds, says Johns Hopkins Medicine. When he comes out of the seizure, he may not remember what happened. Thi... More »

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During a petit mal seizure, the patient loses consciousness for 10 to 15 seconds and then makes a complete recovery, while a person experiencing a grand mal seizure collapses, loses consciousness and goes into convulsion... More »

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According to WebMD, the signs of a seizure vary depending on seizure type; however, some signs of a grand mal seizure are loss of consciousness, collapse, a stiff body for 30 to 60 seconds, violent convulsions and a deep... More »

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