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The Pediatric Forum
September 2002

Autonomic Seizures and Autonomic Status Epilepticus Specific to Childhood

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(9):945. doi:

Approximately 7% of children with epilepsy experience a particular type of autonomic seizure that is frequently undiagnosed and misdiagnosed.1-4 Autonomic seizures are more common in children aged 3 to 6 years and are exceptional in adults.4 Because autonomic seizures have been largely ignored by pediatrics journals, I am writing this letter in hopes of decreasing the associated avoidable morbidity.3,4

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