Fatal cerebral edema with status epilepticus in children with Dravet syndrome: Report of 5 cases

By |2017-05-10T18:21:52-05:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: DSF Research Review|Tags: , , |

(Myers K et al. 2017) Mortality in Dravet syndrome is recognized at 15-20% by adulthood. Approximately half of those deaths are due to SUDEP, while about 1/4 are due to status epilepticus (SE). This study looked closely at that second group, those who died from SE, examining the characteristics of 5 patients from Australia who [...]

Clinical and neuroimaging features of acute encephalopathy after status epilepticus in Dravet syndrome

By |2017-05-08T22:59:25-05:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: DSF Research Review|Tags: , , |

(Tian XJ et al. 2017).  Acute encephalopathy (AE) is a term used to describe brain disease, damage, or malfunction that occurs with an abrupt onset and is progressive in nature. In Dravet syndrome, acute encephalopathy can be the result of a prolonged seizure. This study, which was published in Chinese and is therefore reviewed by [...]