Dravet Syndrome

Dravet Syndrome

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Dravet syndrome is a rare and severe type of epilepsy. a€œSevere myoclonic epilepsy in infancya€ was first described in 1978 by Charlotte Dravet, who observed common features: onset in the first year of life, fever sensitivity, multiple seizure types, often including myoclonic seizures, and cognitive deterioration. Subsequent descriptions contributed to delineating a newly recognised epilepsy syndrome. Renzo Guerrini contributed to the knowledge of the genetic basis and response to anti epileptic drugs of Dravet syndrome. New molecules have emerged, and studies on cognitive development have qualified the impairment. Familiesa€™ associations have also contributed to a better knowledge of the syndrome. Charlotte Dravet and Renzo Guerrini present here the state of current knowledge about this epilepsy type. This book aims to provide more information on the syndrome to those neurologists, child neurologists, and pediatricians confronted with infants, children and adults who either have or are suspected to have Dravet syndrome. Even if significant gaps in our understanding of the syndrome remain, the authors hope this contribution may assist in the understanding of the disease and optimization of treatments.We usually have someone on standby to throw a towel around him immediately and that helps prevent a seizure. I will say for him, both of ... she will have a seizure... How do you tell a child to calm down, this is one of our most difficult issues.

Title:Dravet Syndrome
Author:Charlotte Dravet, Renzo Guerrini
Publisher:John Libbey Eurotext - 2011


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