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Is the ketogenic diet effective in specific epilepsy syndromes?

Title
Is the ketogenic diet effective in specific epilepsy syndromes?
Authors
Srishti Nangia;Roberto H. Caraballo;Ingrid E. Scheffer;Douglas R. Nordli;Hoon-Chul Kang
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Epilepsy Research
ISSN
0920-1211
Citation
Epilepsy Research, Vol.100(3) : 252~257, 2012
Abstract
Is the ketogenic diet (KD) more effective in certain epilepsy syndromes? The KD has been shown to be effective in treating multiple seizure types and epilepsy syndromes. We review the effectiveness of the KD in Dravet syndrome, epilepsy with myoclonic-atonic seizures, mitochondrial disease, tuberous sclerosis, late infantile and juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, and febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome. In certain epilepsy syndromes, like epilepsy with myoclonic-atonic seizures, the diet should be considered early in the course of treatment.
URI
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920121112000502

http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/90176
DOI
10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2012.01.015
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