Efficacy of dietary therapy for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

@article{Kossoff2013EfficacyOD,
  title={Efficacy of dietary therapy for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy},
  author={Eric H Kossoff and Bobbie J. Henry and Mackenzie Carpenter Cervenka},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={26},
  pages={162-164}
}
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is often successfully managed with anticonvulsants; however, some patients may have medically resistant seizures. The modified Atkins diet (MAD) has been reported as effective for idiopathic generalized epilepsy and is increasingly being used in adolescents and adults. Since 2006, 8 adolescents and adults have been started on the MAD for JME at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Of these 8 patients, 6 (75%) were female, with a mean age at seizure onset of 10.5 years… CONTINUE READING
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