Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

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Len·nox-Gas·taut syn·drome

(len'ŏks gahs-tō),
a generalized myoclonic astatic epilepsy in children, with mental retardation, resulting from various cerebral afflictions such as perinatal hypoxia, cerebral hemorrhage, encephalitides, and maldevelopment or metabolic disorders of the brain; characterized by multiple seizure types (generalized tonic, atonic, myoclonic, tonic-clonic, and atypical absence) and background slowing and slow spike and wave pattern on EEG.
Synonym(s): Lennox syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

[len′oks-gästō′]
Etymology: William G. Lennox, American neurologist, 1884-1960; Henri Gastaut, French biologist, b. 1914
a condition in which a variety of generalized seizures, such as tonic, atonic, absence, tonic-clonic, akinetic, and myoclonic, begin to appear in the first 5 years of life. Seizures are often intractable and may require multiple antiepileptic medications. Mental retardation is often present. Among suggested causes are inherited metabolic abnormalities and perinatal or postnatal disorders. Also called Gastaut's disease.

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Lennox syndrome Neurology A severe encephalopathic form of epilepsy that constitutes 5% of all childhood epilepsies Clinical Early onset of multiple types–eg, absence, atonic, and others of seizures, slow spike-wave EEG pattern, cerebral atrophy, and often progressive mental retardation; seizures are poorly controlled even with multiple anticonvulsants Prognosis For cognitive development, poor; felbamate may ↓ Sx. See Felbamate.

Len·nox-Gas·taut syn·drome

, Lennox syndrome (len'ŏks gahs-tō' sin'drōm)
A generalized myoclonic astatic epilepsy in children, with mental retardation, resulting from various cerebral afflictions such as perinatal hypoxia, cerebral hemorrhage, encephalitides, maldevelopment or metabolic disorders of the brain; characterized by multiple seizure types (generalized tonic, atonic, myoclonic, tonic-clonic, and atypical absence) and background slowing and slow spike and wave pattern on electroencephalogram; patients are usually mentally retarded or developmentally delayed.

Gastaut,

Henri, French biologist, 1915–.
Gastaut syndrome - juvenile hemiplegic epilepsy with ipsilateral signs.
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome - see under Lennox

Lennox,

William G., U.S. neurologist, 1884-1960.
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome - a generalized myoclonic astatic epilepsy in children, with mental retardation. Synonym(s): Lennox syndrome
Lennox syndrome - Synonym(s): Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
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Bailey - a pupil at Ysgol Y Deri in Penarth - tried 15 drugs for his condition before doctors diagnosed him with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome.
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Six Patients Treated with a Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device Number of Patients Out of n = 6 Etiology of Disease Perinatal damage 3 Hippocampal sclerosis 1 Heterotopie 2 Classification Multifocal epilepsy 1 Frontal lobe epilepsy 2 Temporal lobe epilepsy 2 Lennox Gastaut syndrome 1 Results Reduction of seizure frequency of at least 50% 2 Reduction of seizure intensity and/or duration 3 Positive psychological effect 1 Note: Mean duration of epilepsy--31.
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Bailey, a pupil at Ysgol Y Deri, in Penarth, tried 15 different types of medication for his condition, many of which had side effects including tremors, hair loss and drooling, before doctors diagnosed Lennox Gastaut Syndrome - a rare form of drug resistant epilepsy.
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