Which neurologic findings are characteristic of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS)?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Koshi A Cherian, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Neurologic examination in patients with LGS demonstrates abnormalities in mental status function, specifically deficits in higher cognitive function consistent with intellectual disability.

Abnormalities in level of consciousness, cranial nerve function, motor/sensory/reflex examination, cerebellar testing, or gait are nonspecific findings and more a reflection of the underlying brain injury or effect of anticonvulsant medications. No neurologic examination findings are pathognomonic for LGS.


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