The vast majority of people who experience absence seizures are children between the ages of four and 14. Often, children who have absence seizures are otherwise completely healthy. These types of seizures usually stop once the child grows up, although they can persist into adulthood. Absence seizures are more prevalent in females and are more likely if there is a family history of seizures. In some cases, such episodes may be present in people who also experience seizures that cause involuntary muscle jerking or twitching.
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