Ashish Sagrolikar, Chief Commercial Officer of Zogenix, discusses the typical diagnostic journey for patients with Dravet syndrome.
Dravet syndrome, according to the NIH, is a severe form of epilepsy which typically appears in the first year of life as frequent febrile seizures. Over time, other seizures occur and increase in frequency, making the disease difficult to manage. As the seizures continue, loss of motor skills, intellectual disability, speech impairment, and difficulty with movement may occur. Most cases of Dravet syndrome are due to a non-inherited mutation in the SCN1A gene.
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