Lennox–Gastaut Syndrome - Incidence and Prevalence

Incidence and Prevalence

Approximately 5% of children with epilepsy have LGS, and it is more common in males than females. Whereas some children seem perfectly normal prior to the development of seizures, others already had some form of epilepsy, such as West syndrome, which is seen in 20% of patients before (symptomatic) LGS. West syndrome is characterized by Blitz Nick Salaam seizures, and typically evolves into LGS in the second year of life.

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