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What causes Lennox-Gastaut syndrome?

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Doctors don't always know what caused a child's LGS. It might be caused by:

  • Lack of oxygen during birth
  • Severe brain injuries linked with pregnancy or birth, such as low birth weight or premature birth
  • Brain infections (such as encephalitis, meningitis, or rubella)
  • Seizures that start in infancy, called infantile spasms or West’s syndrome
  • Brain problems like cortical dysplasia and tuberous sclerosis

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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