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5 Facts you should know about

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

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Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a pediatric epilepsy syndrome characterized by multiple seizure types, mental retardation, or regression

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The hallmark signs of LGS are “drop seizures”, which may occur several times per day

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The mean age at epilepsy onset is 26-28 months

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LGS has characteristic abnormal findings on electroencephalogram (EEG), with paroxysms of fast activity and generalized slow spike-and-wave discharges (1.5 Hz-2 Hz)

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A significant correlation exists between the age of onset of seizures and mental deterioration