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Named after Dr William West, West syndrome, also known as infantile spasms, are a type of seizure that start early in life and are specific in nature, as are all syndromes. West syndrome is diagnosed when a child has a very specific type of seizure and age of onset combined with an electroencephalogram (EEG) pattern…Read more
When Catherine Holliday of Forest Hall, Tyneside noticed her newborn son, Paddy was making strange movements and hadn’t smiled at nearly six weeks old, little did she know that he was about to be diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of epilepsy. The youngster was initially diagnosed with a milk allergy, but he continued to…Read more
With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, many carers have had difficulty understanding the best way to help their patients with epilepsy. New recommendations have been drawn up by a team of international epilepsy specialists, led by Professor Ley Sander. The report, which was published in the journal, Neurology, has outlined a series of guidance aimed…Read more
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Rett Syndrome is a genetic syndrome that is estimated to affect just 1 in every 10,000 to 12,000 girls. It is extremely uncommon for males to be affected by Rett Syndrome, however, on the rare occasion that it does it’s always far more severe than it is in females. Rett Syndrome is caused by a…Read more
Rasmussen syndrome is very rare and it is thought to only occur in 1 in 750,000, although an exact figure is not yet currently known. This particular syndrome usually affects children between the ages of 6 and 8, however, there have been instances where a diagnosis has been made in children as young as 2…Read more
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a rare genetic disorder that affects multiple organ systems and causes tumours to develop in different parts of the body. These tumours are mostly benign (non-cancerous), and commonly affect the brain, heart, kidneys, eyes, lungs and skin. TSC affects 1 in every 6,000 people and can present at any age. …Read more