Are petite-mal seizures restricted to children only?
Petit mal seizures are not restricted to children Seizures also
known as convulsions occur more often in children than in adults
because the developing brain of a child is more sensitive to
disturbances than the fully grown brain of an adult
Petit mal seizures are usually brief and consist of vacant staring
and loss of muscle tone, or, conversely, there may be muscle
rigidity. Objects held in the hands may be dropped. Often, there is
a brief blackout of memory. But rare in these milder seizures are
such things as loss of continence, usually associated with the
convulsive grand mal seizures, or with uncontrolled wild behavior,
as in psychomotor seizures.