Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed. Dravet syndrome DS is a genetic epilepsy of childhood characterized by a variety of drug-resistant seizures often induced by fever, presenting in previously healthy children, and which frequently leads to cognitive and motor impairment.
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Dravet Syndrome Conference program. This event is designed to bring together a range of professionals committed to improving the lives of people with epilepsy, including clinicians, researchers and professionals from the pharmaceutical industry. There will be speaker presentations on the latest advances in epilepsy drug development using Dravet syndrome as an example of how the understanding and treatment of epilepsy has evolved and is constantly evolving over the years. Presentations will include a variety of therapeutic modalities including small molecules, antisense oligonucleotides and gene therapy. Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain was founded in by a group of parents with children affected by this rare disease, a group of impatient patients who do not resign themselves to the course of this disease. Our objective is to facilitate, foster and promote the development of research in the environment of Dravet syndrome in order to progress in the knowledge of its causes, improve its diagnosis and find effective treatments to mitigate and eliminate the adverse effects of this disease.
Dravet Syndrome Conference 2019
It begins in the first year of life in an otherwise healthy infant. Seizures generally start within the first year of life. The first seizure often happens with a fever and may be a tonic-clonic seizure or a seizure involving clonic jerking movements on one side of the body. Dravet Syndrome Foundation , including a video library.
While seizures persist, other comorbidities such as developmental delay and abnormal EEGs are often not evident until the second or third year of life. Common issues associated with Dravet syndrome include:. Research for a cure offers patients and families hope for a better quality of life for their loved ones. Whether you are a doctor, parent, grandparent or friend, we can use your help.