Thu July 17, 2014
Hoping for Help for Children with Dravet
Your child has been perfectly healthy up until the time of about 6 months of age. Then the seizures begin. They grow progressively worse. Soon other symptoms appear.
It turns out your daughter or son has a genetic condition most people are not even aware exists. It is called Dravet Syndrome. We examine the challenges --and the hopes-- for treating this mysterious illness.
Nathan B. Fountain, M.D. - Neurologist. Professor of Neurology and Director of the F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of Virginia.
Laura A. Jansen, M.D., Ph.D. - Pediatric Neurologist specializing in childhood epilepsy. Assistant Professor of Neurology at the at the University of Virginia.