Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult if my child has Dravet Syndrome?

If your child is diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, you should consult a neurologist with experience in treating epilepsy. Immediate treatment is vital for a good control over the seizures.


2. How common is Dravet Syndrome?

Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic disorder, which is not passed from parents to children. It affects approximately 1:20000 to 1:40000 births. The incidence is not well known as many cases remain undetected due to lack of awareness of this disorder.

3. Is Dravet Syndrome a genetic syndrome?

Dravet syndrome is a genetic disorder that primarily occurs due to a mutation in the genes. This mutation occurs spontaneously, and for the first time in the child without any history of similar mutation in parents.

Comments

Taghreed Friday, March 10, 2017

you talked about everything related to this syndrome except possible medication or combination of medications. i approached many neurologists in different countries and they were not able to find such combination of medication that could control the seizures. He still takes different medicines but no real effect.

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