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- Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe type of epilepsy that causes seizures that typically begin between the ages of 2 and 5.
- Among children with epilepsy, 3 percent to 4 percent have LGS.
- LGS tends to be resistant to most antiseizure medications.
- Treatments for LGS include medications such as Depakene (valproic acid), Epidiolex (cannabidiol), and Onfi (clobazam), as well surgeries and dietary changes.