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How is Lennox-Gastaut syndrome diagnosed?

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A doctor looks for three signs to diagnose LGS:

Your doctor will ask questions about the seizures, other medical conditions your child has and medications they take, complications with their birth, and problems with learning or behavior.

  • Multiple kinds of seizures that are hard to control
  • Developmental delays or intellectual disability
  • An electroencephalogram (EEG) that shows a specific kind of pattern, called a slow spike-wave pattern, between seizures.

From: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 12/15/2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Information."

LGS Foundation: "About Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome," "Diets for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome," “Medical Marijuana," "VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulator).”

NYU Langone Center: "Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome," "Corpus Callosotomy."

Epilepsy Action: "Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome."

The Hospital for Sick Children: "Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome."

FDA.

Henderson, C. , March 2006. Journal of Child Neurology

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Information."

LGS Foundation: "About Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome," "Diets for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome," “Medical Marijuana," "VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulator).”

NYU Langone Center: "Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome," "Corpus Callosotomy."

Epilepsy Action: "Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome."

The Hospital for Sick Children: "Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome."

FDA.

Henderson, C. , March 2006. Journal of Child Neurology

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

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