Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: tan | 2008/12/11

Q.

petit mal

my son is nearly 11 months. on 2 occasions i' ve experienced him " blanking out"  for a brief period. he is unresponsive when i call him. i am worrying over nothing ? at what stage do i need to have a Dr have a look at him ?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This could be a form of epilepsy called petit mal or absence episodes, but another possibility is a breath holding attack. Please have your son seen by a paediatrician.

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