What is a seizure?
A seizure is a sudden, abnormal episode of electrical activity in the brain. It can cause uncontrolled movement or behavior.
Remember, as people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) grow older, seizure types may change over time.
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a condition in which seizures occur repeatedly. There is no cure for epilepsy, but medicines may be used to help control it. Often, the cause of epilepsy is unknown.
What is refractory epilepsy?
Refractory epilepsy refers to uncontrolled seizures, despite taking medicine to treat them. You may also hear this called “uncontrolled,” “intractable,” or “drug-resistant” epilepsy.
What is LGS?
LGS is a rare and severe form of epilepsy that usually develops between the ages of 1 and 7. However, the diagnosis can be missed and people can be diagnosed with LGS as an adult.