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Published: 19 Jan 2023
Seizure type and their associated seizure duration
Monoclonic seizure are the shortest in duration at <150 ms, followed in ascending order by epileptic spasms, tonic seizures, atonic seizures, generalized clonic seizures, and typical absence seizures. The longest seizure duration is atypical absences lasting 2–100 s.
The authors concluded that there are distinct timeframes characteristic of seizure types which will have important consequences for differentiating seizures and diagnosing epilepsy syndromes.