Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

  • Warren T. Blume
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Abstract

The eponym “Lennox-Gastaut syndrome” refers to patients with intractable generalized, usually motor, seizures and bilaterally synchronous slow spike-waves on the electroencephalogram (EEG). Most patients are, or become, mentally subnormal; the seizures usually start in childhood. In one population of patients with epilepsy the syndrome was identified in 10% of those less than 15 years of age (Gastaut et al. 1975).

Keywords

Neurol Triglyceride Carbamazepine Encephalitis Valproate 

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