International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day Date in the current year: November 1, 2024

International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day is annually observed on November 1. This observance was started in the USA by the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation as an annual activity opening National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a difficult to treat form of epilepsy. It often appears between the second and the sixth year of life and it's characterized by different types of seizures. The syndrome is very often accompanied by different health problems and delay of emotional development.

There is no uniform cause of the syndrome, that's why it's hard to predict. Very often children who previously showed no physiological problems may be diagnosed with this LGS. Some medicals believe that in most cases the syndrome develops from West syndrome, a rare epileptic disorder named after William James West. This syndrome mostly shows up between the third and twelfth months of life.

The Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation annually organizes special events around the world to raise public awareness of this disease. The money raised from the event are used for further research of the syndrome and ways of its treatment.

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