Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

It’s not epilepsy: Counseling helps those with often misdiagnosed seizure disorder

It’s not epilepsy: Counseling helps those with often misdiagnosed seizure disorder

One of four patients admitted to hospitals for evaluation of seizures don’t have epilepsy but rather have a debilitating and difficult to diagnose condition known as psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, or PNES. Nearly 80 percent of these patients who suffer seizures not caused by altered electrical activity in the brain have been previously misdiagnosed as having […]

Boy, 2, is diagnosed with rare form of epilepsy after he cried for 15 hours straight and suffered painful bouts of hiccups and hysterical LAUGHTER

Boy, 2, is diagnosed with rare form of epilepsy after he cried for 15 hours straight and suffered painful bouts of hiccups and hysterical LAUGHTER

A two-year-old boy has a rare form of epilepsy that left him in tears for 15 hours straight and triggered painful outbursts of hiccups and hysterical laughter for six months. Jack Trotter was born in Atlanta, Georgia July 2016 – a seemingly healthy baby after a smooth birth. But a day after his mother Leah, […]

FDA Approves Stiripentol for Dravet Syndrome Seizures

FDA Approves Stiripentol for Dravet Syndrome Seizures

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved stiripentol (Diacomit) for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome epilepsy. This is just the second approved form of treatment specifically for patients with Dravet syndrome. The drug is approved for use in patients 2 years of age and older who are taking clobazam. Stiripentol is […]

Spider venom strikes a blow against childhood epilepsy

Spider venom strikes a blow against childhood epilepsy

A devastating form of childhood epilepsy that is resistant to traditional drugs may have met its match in spider venom. Researchers from The University of Queensland and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health discovered that a peptide in spider venom can restore the neural deficiencies that trigger seizures associated with Dravet syndrome. UQ […]

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