Dravet syndrome

Overview

Can you describe Dravet syndrome?

Dravet syndrome is a rare and severe form of seizure disorder that begins in infancy. Patients with Dravet syndrome experience frequent seizures, poor seizure control, and developmental delays. Development remains on track initially, with plateaus and a progressive decline typically beginning in the second year of life. Individuals with Dravet syndrome face a higher incidence of SUDEP (sudden unexplained death in epilepsy) and have associated health issues, which also need to be properly treated and managed.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/dravet-syndrome/overview/872 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-13

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