Lennox-Gastault Syndrome is a severe epileptic disorder that manifests in various forms of seizures. This condition is one of the most severe epilepsies to occur in children. Unfortunately, most LGS patients do not respond well to existing pharmaceutical treatments used to medicate seizures. In many cases, it is impossible to identify the cause of LGS-related seizures, and the seizures themselves are often extremely difficult to manage. LGS may be accompanied by various behavioral and cognitive development issues, and while the condition manifests in childhood, it often continues into adulthood.
Treatment for Lennox-Gastault Syndrome
One of the most difficult aspects of treating LGS in children is the high frequency of seizures that characterizes the syndrome. LGS is also known for being resistant to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), which can frequently result in debilitating side effects on their own. In a study that ran from January 2016 to February 2017, Dr. Saul …