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Ketogenic diet in patients with myoclonic-astatic epilepsy.

  title={Ketogenic diet in patients with myoclonic-astatic epilepsy.},
  author={Roberto H Caraballo and Ricardo Oscar Cers{\'o}simo and Diego Sakr and Araceli Cresta and Nidia Escobal and Natalio Fejerman},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  volume={8 2},
For more than 80 years, the ketogenic diet has been used as an alternative to antiepileptic drugs for patients with refractory epilepsy. Myoclonic-astatic epilepsy in early childhood is one of the malignant epilepsy syndromes that often proves refractory to antiepileptic drugs treatment. Objective. In this prospective study we assess the efficacy and tolerability of the ketogenic diet in patients with myoclonic-astatic epilepsy. Material and methods. Between March 1, 1990 and August 31, 2004… 

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