Published: 09/16/2015

Modified Atkins Diet for the Treatment of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus in Children

The authors describe the use of a modified Atkins diet for the treatment of 2 children with nonconvulsive status epilepticus. The nonconvulsive status epilepticus disappeared 5 and 10 days after the initiation of the diet treatment, respectively. They have been on the diet treatment and free from nonconvulsive status epilepticus for 19 and 4 months, respectively. The modified Atkins diet appears to be very effective for the treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus.


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