Lennox‐Gastaut syndrome: A consensus approach to differential diagnosis

@article{Bourgeois2014LennoxGastautSA,
  title={Lennox‐Gastaut syndrome: A consensus approach to differential diagnosis},
  author={Blaise F. D. Bourgeois and Laurie M. Douglass and Raman Sankar},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2014},
  volume={55}
}
Lennox‐Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe epileptic encephalopathy that shares many features and characteristics of other treatment‐resistant childhood epilepsies. Accurate and early diagnosis is essential to both prognosis and overall patient management. However, accurate diagnosis of LGS can be clinically challenging. This article summarizes key characteristics of LGS and areas of overlap with other childhood epilepsies. Drawing upon input from a committee of established LGS experts convened… Expand
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