How is LGS Treated?
Treatment options vary for individuals living with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. The goal of all treatments is seizure freedom but this is often not possible. The goal then becomes; the best quality of life for the LGS patient and his/her loved ones….
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…
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…
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…
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 neurodevelopmental brain disorder that frequently evolves from early-life-onset epilepsy. The abnormal brain waves seen…
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 LGS. LGS is not anyone’s fault. It is highly unlikely anyone can prevent the condition. In most but…
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…