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Sunday, 25 April 2010

The ketogenic diet reduces seizures in children with Dravet syndrome

Published in Epilepsia. 2005 Sep;46(9):1539-44.

Ketogenic diet in patients with Dravet syndrome.
Caraballo RH, Cersósimo RO, Sakr D, Cresta A, Escobal N, Fejerman N.
Servicio de Neurología, Hospital de Pediatría Prof Dr Juan P Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Caraballo concludes: "Considering the severity and intractability of seizures in patients with Dravet syndrome, the fact that 10 of the 13 children who remained on the diet had a significant reduction in number of seizures shows that the ketogenic diet is at present an interesting therapeutic alternative. Even in patients in whom seizure reduction was not dramatic, quality of life improved".

AMAZON UK Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet: Clinical Implementation and the Scientific Basis (Nutrition and Health)
AMAZON USA Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet: Clinical Implementation & the Scientific Basis (Nutrition and Health)

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