Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Petit-Mal Seizures Incidence

Facts about petit-mal seizure:

  • About 200,000 people experience a seizure for the first time each year in the US.
  • As many as 1 in 10 adults will have a seizure at some time during their life
  • Petit-mal seizures occur in approximately 2 out of 1,000 people.
  • Petit-mal seizures are most common in children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Petit-Mal Seizures References
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