What is a syndrome?
A syndrome is a group of signs or symptoms that happen together and help to identify a unique medical condition.
What is a ‘childhood epilepsy syndrome’?
If your child is diagnosed with an epilepsy syndrome, it means that their epilepsy has some specific signs and symptoms. These include:
- The type of seizure or seizures they have
- The age when the seizures start
- A specific pattern on an electroencephalogram (EEG).
Different types of syndromes
- Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE)
- Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE)
- Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME)
- Infantile spasms (or West syndrome)
- Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS)