Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a type of epilepsy with different types of seizures, particularly tonic and atonic seizures. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is difficult to treat form of childhood epilepsy that mostly appears between the second and sixth year of life. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is characterized by a number of signs such as frequent seizures, abnormal EEG pattern and moderate to severe intellectual impairment.
HOW IS LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A paediatrics specialist will diagnose the condition based on the symptoms. You may be asked about the kinds of seizures and how frequent they are as well as how long they last. An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is needed to record the brain activity and evaluate the seizures.
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?
Most children with this disorder will grow up needing help with everyday tasks and may need to be in an assisted living home.