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Walking Difficulties With Dravet May Signal Limited Mobility

Children and adolescents with Dravet syndrome with walking difficulties commonly experience impairments in functional mobility and greater restrictions in daily life activities, a study suggests. Its researchers recommend that physiotherapy be given patients to improve their gait, potentially allowing for better mobility in daily life. The study, “…

Dravet Seizure Frequency Linked to Worse Severity of Other Symptoms

There are close statistical associations between seizure frequency and the severity of other disease symptoms, such as language problems, in people with Dravet syndrome, a new study reports. “The significant relationships found between seizure measures and composite scores suggest that extended periods of seizure remission (whether expressed in terms of…

Fintepla Approved in Japan to Treat Seizures in Dravet Syndrome

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved oral Fintepla (fenfluramine) as an add-on treatment for seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in adults and children 2 and older. The therapy is specifically indicated for patients whose seizures are not adequately controlled by other anti-seizure medications. The approval…

‘Dance for Dravet’ for DSF Research Set for Oct. 14

The 4th annual Dance for Dravet will be presented Oct. 14 in St. Louis, Missouri to support the research of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF) to find better therapies for this type of epilepsy which is characterized by prolonged seizures. The event, which will be held at the…