Utilizzo di Ketocal come equivalente-coadiuvante della dieta chetogenica classica: Risultati preliminari di un'esperienza multicentrica

Translated title of the contribution: Using Ketocal as an equivalent-coadjutor of the classical ketogenic diet: Preliminary outcomes of a multicentric experience

P. Avantaggiato, S. Cardinali, F. Longaretti, F. Teutonico, F. Beccaria, P. Capovilla, M. Lodi, P. Ajmone, A. Romeo, P. Veggiotti

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Abstract

The Ketocal medical food was tested for tolerability and applicability in the treatment of epilepsy, as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, a classical ketogenetic diet. We report on preliminary results from a 10 patient sample, including cases of epileptic encephalopathy and Lafora disease. In 9 of the patients, a larger-than-50% decrease was observed in the critical frequency, during the first month, a trend confirmed in 4 patients during the subsequent months. Alimentary (gain in weight), psychomotor and interactivity improvements were observed, along with merely secondary side effects.

Translated title of the contributionUsing Ketocal as an equivalent-coadjutor of the classical ketogenic diet: Preliminary outcomes of a multicentric experience
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)235-236
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number125-126
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Avantaggiato, P., Cardinali, S., Longaretti, F., Teutonico, F., Beccaria, F., Capovilla, P., Lodi, M., Ajmone, P., Romeo, A., & Veggiotti, P. (2004). Utilizzo di Ketocal come equivalente-coadiuvante della dieta chetogenica classica: Risultati preliminari di un'esperienza multicentrica. Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia, (125-126), 235-236.