I wanted to branch out and discuss a few of the various epilepsy syndromes including a basic definition, some helpful videos, and possibly some guest posts. I thought I would start out with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
- Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a type of childhood epilepsy with multiple different types of seizures.
- Intellectual development is usually, but not always, impaired.
- A characteristic EEG pattern
- Accounts for about 2 to 5 percent of childhood epilepsies.
- Usually LGS persists through childhood and adolescence to adult years.
- EEG is an essential part of the medical evaluation and brain imaging with MRI can help look for a possible cause.
- While seizures usually don’t respond to seizure medications, treatments such as dietary therapies, implanted devices and surgery can offer hope and help for people with LGS.
This a video discussing the syndrome courtesy of “LGS together.”
This is a video courtesy of the epilepsy foundation where neurologists explain the basics of this syndrome.
I do not have Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and do not personally know anyone who does. I hope this encourages a discussion about the syndrome.