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Lenox-gastaut syndrome

Keiko Suzuki, Azuma Hiramoto, Toshikatsu Okumura
Pelger-Huët anomalies, which are characterized by an abnormal nuclear shape and chromatin organization in blood granulocytes, and are frequently confused with myelodysplastic syndrome. We herein report a case of Lenox syndrome in a patient treated with VPA for more than 25 years who developed significant Pelger-Huët anomalies. Despite the lack of any changes in the total VPA level throughout the patient's clinical course, the free fraction of VPA potently increased, likely due to a reduction in serum albumin...
March 2015: Brain & Development
R Guerrini, P Genton, M Bureau, C Dravet, J Roger
In a retrospective study of 30 Down syndrome (DS) patients with epilepsy, we found 6 cases (20%) with reflex seizures. One patient had benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy with clinical photosensitivity. The other 5 cases had all startle-induced epileptic seizures and a form of symptomatic epilepsy. Three patients had a Lenox-Gastaut syndrome, one had generalized symptomatic epilepsy, and one had partial symptomatic epilepsy (PSE). Reflex epilepsy was also used as a classification category in the PSE case, as most or all seizures were stimulus-related in this patient...
July 1990: Epilepsia
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