The Dravet syndrome or severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy is a cryptogenic epileptic syndrome that has features of both focal and generalized seizures.
The cause of the disease is of a genetic nature – mutations in the genes of the sodium channel. It is the most severe phenotype of autosomal dominant epilepsy. Provoking factors of attacks are diseases accompanied by high body temperature, taking hot baths, stimulating the light, closing the eyes.
Unfortunately, seizures are not stopped by anti-epileptic drugs; the most common of them are categorically contraindicated. Obligatory is the treatment of infectious diseases at the earliest stage since they are a provocative aspect for the development of new seizures. Prevention is the wearing of glasses with blue glasses.
Convulsions, characterized by this disease, are not removed by traditional antiepileptic drugs. Drug therapy is prescribed extremely cautiously and only after careful examination and consultation with the attending physician.