About LGS

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is not a well-known disorder. Although some people may be familiar with epilepsy or seizures in general, most haven’t heard of LGS.

LGS accounts for 1% to 4% of all childhood epilepsy cases.1

LGS is usually characterized by:

  • Multiple seizure types
  • An EEG with a slow spike-wave pattern between seizures
  • Cognitive impairment or developmental delays2

Because LGS is so rare, you’re probably here because someone you love has LGS. Whether you are a concerned parent wondering what to do, or a friend that just wants to learn more, you’ve found a great place to start. 

LivingWithLGS.com is here to help you get an understanding of LGS, to provide information regarding various treatment options, and to make valuable resources available. 

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Reference:

  • 1. Crumrine PK. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. J Child Neurol. 2002;17(suppl 1):S70-75.
  • 2. LGS: characteristics. Epilepsy.com. http://www.epilepsy.com/information/lennox-gastaut-syndrome/lgs-characteristics. Accessed April 22, 2014.

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