Ketogenic Diet For Refractory Epilepsy In Children- An Institutional Experience

  title={Ketogenic Diet For Refractory Epilepsy In Children- An Institutional Experience},
  author={N{\'e}lia Ferraria and Pedro Mendes and F{\'a}tima Oliveira and Cristina L Martins and Maria Jos{\'e} Fonseca and Jos{\'e} Paulo Monteiro},
  journal={Pediatrics \& Therapeutics},
Introduction: Ketogenic diet consists in a adequate protein diet (1 qram/kg), low in carbohydrates and rich in lipids, which induces a prolonged state of ketosis that modifies the cerebral energetic metabolism. This study aims to characterize the children with refractory epilepsy treated with ketogenic diet, enrolled in a Child Development Center in Portugal. It intends to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the diet and to identify in which epilepsy syndromes and etiologies the diet is… 

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