Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is one of the most difficult forms of childhood epilepsy that is accompanied with seizures, especially between the age of 2-8 years. The child here would experience strong dizziness and unresponsiveness faces along with atypical absence and episodes of random seizures.
HOW IS LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis can be done based on probabilities by a neurology expert who could run tests like Electro-Encephalogram (EEG).
HOW IS LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME TREATED?
The goal of the treatment is to reduce seizures with medications. Drugs such as Clobazam, Lamotrigine and Rufinamide are prescribed. There is no one treatment for this condition so the doctor will have to try out various options. A surgery may be suggested when medications do not help.
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.