Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a form of refractory childhood-onset epilepsy and is often accompanied by developmental delay and psychological / behavioral problems.

An electroencephalogram (EEG) often shows a slow spike and wave pattern.

Epidemiology

It is thought to often appear between the 2nd and 6th years of life, and is thereafter characterised by frequent seizures (up to 200 times an hour 4) and multiple seizure types.

Associations

History and etymology

It is named after William G. Lennox, a US neurologist (1884-1960) and Henri Gastaut a French neurologist (1915-1995) 4.

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rID: 12627
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS)
  • Lennox Gastaut syndrome

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