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Dravet syndrome

Dravet syndrome: Introduction

Dravet syndrome: A rare, severe form of generalized infant epilepsy that starts after a fever. Initial infant development is normal but once the seizures start, psychomotor development slows and mental decline occurs. The seizures usually occur every month or two to start with. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dravet syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Dravet syndrome

Dravet syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Dravet syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Dravet syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Dravet syndrome

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dravet syndrome

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Research about Dravet syndrome

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Statistics for Dravet syndrome

Dravet syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Dravet syndrome:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Dravet syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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