Treatment for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome includes anti-epileptic medications such as valproate, lamotrigine, felbamate, or topiramate. There is usually no single antiepileptic medication that will control seizures. Children who improve initially may later show tolerance to a drug or have uncontrollable seizures.
Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy is also known as what syndrome?
Lennox Gasteaut Syndrome
Question 4 Explanation:
Dravet syndrome, also known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI), is a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy.
All of these conditions can be caused by Dravet Syndrome:
- behavioral and developmental delays
- movement and balance issues
- orthopedic conditions
- delayed language and speech issues
- growth and nutrition issues
- sleeping difficulties
- chronic infections
- sensory integration disorders
- disruptions of the autonomic nervous system (which regulates things such as body temperature and sweating)
Can children with Dravet Syndrome outgrow the condition?
Question 6 Explanation:
Children with Dravet syndrome do not outgrow this condition and it affects every aspect of their daily lives.
The SCN1A gene codes a protein responsible for what kind of channel in the nervous system?
What type of scan is the most important for the diagnosis and treatment of West Syndrome besides EEG?
Question 8 Explanation:
Most children with infantile spasms will need a number of tests apart from the EEG. These include brain scans, blood tests, urine tests and, sometimes, spinal fluid and other tests in order to try to identify the underlying cause. The most important brain scan is the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
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