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Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

What is Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome?

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is characterized by two or more types of seizures, mental retardation, and a particular EEG pattern with slow spike-and-waves. Typically beginning between the ages of 2 and 6, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome has no known cause, but is commonly found in children with brain development problems or acquired brain damage.

Children with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome commonly experience multiple seizure types, including:

Because atonic seizures cause children to fall to the ground, many children are forced to wear helmets to protect their teeth and face from trauma.

How is Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome treated?

Management can be challenging and can include  anticonvulsant medications, vagus nerve stimulator, and certain types of surgery to control seizures that cause injuries.

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