Epilepsy Syndromes

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:

 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)
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