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What is Lennox-Gastaut syndrome?

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Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a rare and severe kind of epilepsy that starts in childhood. Children with LGS have seizures often, and they have several different kinds of seizures.

The seizures usually start between ages 2 and 6. Children with LGS have learning difficulties and developmental delays (like sitting, crawling, walking) that can be moderate to severe. They can also have behavioral problems.

Each child develops differently, and it's impossible to predict how a child with LGS will do. While most children have ongoing seizures and some form of learning disability, some may respond well to treatment and have fewer 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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