Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of absence seizures?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Scott Segan, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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A ketogenic [48] or medium-chain triglyceride diet [49] may be tried in patients with medically intractable seizures. Although these diets are difficult to maintain, there is evidence for their effectiveness. [50] Children in whom such diets are being considered should be referred to a center with specialized dietary services.


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