(Wirrell, et al. 2017). A panel of experts on Dravet syndrome including 13 physicians and 5 family members of patients with Dravet syndrome in North America answered a series of in-depth surveys about the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of Dravet syndrome. Consensus was obtained in many areas including presentation during the first years of life; presentation in adolescence and adulthood; proper genetic testing; diagnosis; first-line antiepileptic treatment; specialist consultation; and proper communication with families upon diagnosis. In lieu of summarizing the findings, please find the full text of this reader-friendly study here.

Wirrell EC, Laux L, Donner E, Jette N, Knupp K, Meskis MA, Miller I, Sullivan J, Welborn M, Berg AT. Optimizing the Diagnosis and Management of Dravet Syndrome: Recommendations From a North American Consensus Panel. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Mar;68:18-34.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.01.025. Epub 2017 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 28284397.