What is Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome?
Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) accounts for only 2 to 5% of childhood epilepsies. Yet children with this type of epilepsy are well-known to both the pediatric and adult neurologist, because their seizures are hard to control and they will need life-long treatment. The intellectual and behavioral problems add to the complexity of this syndrome. There are often difficulties in managing life with LGS.
This epilepsy syndrome usually persists into the adult years. Changing some in its presentation with age, it requires familiarity by all health care professionals.
In the last few years, several new treatments have emerged. While none are a cure for LGS, this is good news for a group of children that historically has had few good treatment options.
- The Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a type of epilepsy with multiple different types of
Epilepsy Durham Region (EDR) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary throughout 2017. In celebration of this milestone, our goal is to make an impact in the community through various awareness campaigns to increase the understanding of what epilepsy is.
EDR's Purple Flamingo Campaign will begin on January 10th, 2017 and run through to December 2017; it will have a wide reach throughout Durham Region and create a strong sense of community. The path from a few volunteers in a church basement to being on the threshold of the opening of a dedicated epilepsy clinic here in Durham Region has been a remarkable voyage. We are confident that with the success of our celebrations our clinic will be a reality for families.
You can arrange for a flock to visit your place of business – preregister by contacting Dianne or Chelsea, your official Flamingo Shepherds. The flocks will circulate weekly to a new business, the premise being