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MKSAP 18 Q & A
A 19-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of recurrent episodes of confusion that occur approximately once monthly. Her boyfriend says she has periods of wide-eyed staring, chewing motions, and repetitive grabbing of her clothes with the right hand. The patient sometimes experiences a strange but familiar feeling before the episodes but does not remember the episodes themselves, which last approximately 45 to 60 seconds and are followed by exhaustion and sleepiness for 20 minutes.
All physical examination findings are normal.
Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A: Absence seizures
B: Atonic seizures
C: Focal seizures
D: Myoclonic seizures