The ketogenic diet in children, adolescents and young adults with refractory epilepsy: an Italian multicentric experience.

PURPOSE This collaborative study by three Italian groups of child neuropsychiatrists was carried on to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the classic 4:1 ketogenic diet as add-on treatment in refractory partial or generalized epilepsy in children, adolescents and young adults. METHODS We performed a prospective add-on study in 56 refractory epilepsy… (More)