LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME (LGS) EVOLVES AS
An estimated 1-4% of children diagnosed with epilepsy are thought to have LGS1-3
- Onset usually before the age of 74
- The syndrome may evolve as patients age1,2,4
Multiple seizure types is one of the characteristic features of LGS
LGS is characterized by triad of features4
- Multiple seizure types
- Slow spike-wave EEG pattern
- Cognitive impairment
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