A teacher brings in a child who says she fell down after hitting a table. On probing further, you
decide that it was most probably an absence seizure. What led you to this dx?
a. The child had not eaten since morning
b. The child suddenly went blank and there was up-rolling of eyes
c. The child started moving his fingers uncontrollably before he fell
d. The child’s body became rigid and then started to jerk
Ans. The key is B. The child suddenly went blank and there was up-rolling of eyes.