Diagnosing Dravet Syndrome

Diagnostic genetic testing for Dravet Syndrome is available in the UK from the NHS. 

Early diagnosis and effective treatment can make a huge difference – it saves unnecessary investigations, reduces seizures and may improve long-term outcomes.

If you’re concerned that an individual you know might have Dravet Syndrome, speak to a doctor without delay. Any child with suspected Dravet Syndrome should be assessed by a paediatrician with expertise in epilepsy or a child neurologist.

Healthcare professionals, who are not familiar with Dravet Syndrome, can find out more information here

Symptoms of Dravet Syndrome

Dravet Syndrome is under-diagnosed in the UK, so it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of this condition.

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