The Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is a rare a severe kind of epilepsy that starts in childhood. Children affected will have different types of seizures (tonic and atonic) that may sometimes be very severe. Seizures start between the ages of 2 to 6. There may be developmental delays and behavioural problems in children that may be mild or severe. The intellectual development in people affected with this condition may not always be impaired.
HOW IS LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A Neurologist/Pediatrics diagnoses Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome by conducting MRI, CT scan and EEG to evaluate the severity of this disease.
HOW IS LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME TREATED?
While Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is often treatment resistant. However, certain medications help in curing this disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ketogenic diet has been found to be helpful in managing the condition in some patients.