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5 Facts you should know about

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

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A pediatric epilepsy syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a pediatric epilepsy syndrome characterized by multiple seizure types; mental retardation or regression.

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Drop seizures

The hallmark signs of LGS are “drop seizures”, which may occur several times/day.

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26-28 Months

The mean age at epilepsy onset is 26-28 months

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Characteristic abnormal findings on electroencephalogram

LGS has characteristic abnormal findings on electroencephalogram (EEG), with paroxysms of fast activity and generalized slow spike-and-wave discharges (1.5-2 Hz).

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Correlation between seizures and mental deterioration

A significant correlation exists between age of onset of seizures and mental deterioration.

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