Infections and Immune Problems

Frequent ear, nose, throat, lung and digestive infections can be a problem for some people with Dravet Syndrome. 

At this point in time it is unknown whether this is because of the overall disability or a more specific relationship to Dravet Syndrome. In the short video below, Dr Andreas Brunklaus talks about how infections and changing environmental temperatures can be a trigger for seizures in Dravet Syndrome. 

Dr Andreas Brunklaus - Infections

Managing infections should be part of the emergency care discussions with the local epilepsy nurse specialist and paediatrician/child neurologist. Paracetamol may be offered to keep the temperature down, although there is no evidence to confirm that paracetamol helps.