Transition for patients with epilepsy due to metabolic and mitochondrial disorders

Eric H. Kossoff, Pierangelo Veggiotti, Pierre Genton, Isabelle Desguerre

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Abstract

The transition of adolescents with refractory epilepsy to the care of adult neurologists can be challenging. For those patients with epilepsy due to mitochondrial disorders, Lafora disease, Unverricht-Lundborg disease, and GLUT1 deficiency syndrome, a successful transition can be even more problematic for both caregivers and neurologists. Many of these patients require dietary treatments (ketogenic and modified Atkins diets) for long-term management of their epilepsy. For these patients, coordinating transfer of their dietary management is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsia
Volume55
Issue numbers3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

Keywords

  • GLUT1
  • Ketogenic
  • Ketosis
  • Lafora
  • Mitochondria
  • Unverricht-Lundborg

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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