Frequently Asked Questions1. 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.