How is LGS Treated?

There is no cure for LGS but numerous treatments for seizures are available. The goal of seizure treatment in LGS is to minimize the seizures, treatment side effects, and the number of medications as well as to attain the best…

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What is the Relationship between LGS and Infantile Spasms?

1 in 3 Children with LGS had Prior Infantile Spasms (IS). The LGS Foundation is committed to providing education and increasing awareness of Infantile Spasms (IS). Infantile Spasms typically occur before one year of age and affect approximately 2,500 children…

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How Many People Have LGS?

Approximately 48,000 children and adults in the United States have LGS and approximately 1 million worldwide. 1-2% of people with epilepsy 3-4% of children with epilepsy 48,000 of children and adults in the U.S. 1,000,000 children and adults have LGS…

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Glossary of Terms

A Absence seizure A seizure causing a brief loss of awareness, which is often characterized by staring into space for a few seconds. Other symptoms include lip-smacking, eyelid fluttering, and chewing motions. Adjunct Treatment An adjunct treatment is one used…

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What is Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome?

LGS is tough. So are we! As you read about LGS please remember that you are not alone. What is LGS? Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a severe epilepsy syndrome that develops in very young children.  Nobody is born with LGS….

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What causes LGS?

In LGS, the brain is affected at a critical time in its development. Learning problems and seizures result. There are many causes of seizures that can evolve into LGS. In most but not all cases, a cause can be found….

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How is LGS Diagnosed?

A diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is usually based upon a thorough clinical evaluation, a detailed patient history, and a complete physical and neurological evaluation including advanced imaging techniques, such as electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Your doctor will…

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LGS Associated Disorders (LAD)

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