Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is common in children with mental retardation (7%) and institutionalized patients (16.3%).5,6 Overall, LGS accounts for 14% of all cases of childhood epilepsy, but it accounts for 10% of childhood epilepsy cases that begin in the first 5 years of life.5,22,23,3337
No racial differences in the occurrence of LGS are noted.23
Reviewed and revised May 2004 by Steven C. Schachter, MD, epilepsy.com Editorial Board.
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