The ketogenic diet was developed in the 20s as a treatment for intractable epilepsy in childhood. We present preliminary data of our experience with ten patients affected by refractory epilepsy. The 40% of these patients presented a significative reduction of seizure frequency, especially in patients affected by agyria-pachigyria syndrome. No serious side effects were observed but the management of the diet was difficult.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ketogenic diets in the treatment of epilepsy: Preliminary data|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology