Epilepsy Awareness is represented by the color purple ribbon.
November 1st is Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day - Recognized by the LGS Foundation as the official awareness day for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.
The entire month of November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
World Epilepsy Day is on March 26th - (Purple Day) - An international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.
Learn More About Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
- LGS Foundation
- Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)
- Epilepsy Action, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Statistics: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
- LGS is seen in approximately 4% of children with epilepsy, and is more prevalent in males than females.
- Children can have no neurological problems prior diagnosis, or have other forms of epilepsy. West syndrome is diagnosed in 20% of patients before it evolves into LGS at about 2 years old.
- The mortality rate ranges from 3 to 7% in a mean follow up period of 8.5 to 9.7 years. Death is often related to accidents.
- Epilepsy and Adolescents - Disabled World - (2013-12-13)
- Beneficial Effects of Surgery for Epilepsy - Henry Ford Health System - (2015-02-07)
- MRI Guided Laser Surgery for Epilepsy Treatment - Texas Children's Hospital - (2011-07-19)