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Lennox Gastaut Syndrome


Synonyms of Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • LGS

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) is a rare disorder that typically becomes apparent during infancy or early childhood. The disorder is characterized by frequent episodes of uncontrolled electrical disturbances in the brain (seizures) and, in many cases, abnormal delays in the acquisition of skills that require the coordination of mental and muscular activity (psychomotor retardation). Individuals with the disorder may experience several different types of seizures. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome may be due to or occur in association with a number of different underlying disorders or conditions.

    Organizations related to Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
    • Epilepsy Foundation
      4351 Garden City Drive
      Landover MD 20785
      Phone #: 301-459-3700
      800 #: 800-332-1000
      e-mail: postmaster@efa.org
      Home page: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org
    • Intractable Childhood Epilepsy Alliance (ICE Epilepsy Alliance)
      PO Box 365
      Lewisville NC 27023
      Phone #: 336-918-9440
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.icepilepsy.org
    • LGS Foundation, Inc.
      P.O. Box 326
      East Setauket NY 11733
      Phone #: 631-509-0206
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: christina@lgsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.lgsfoundation.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



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