Refractory Epilepsy & Diet Clinic:
Refractory epilepsy is epilepsy where seizures remained uncontrolled for a period of 1-2 years in spite of adequate treatment with well-chosen drugs given after appropriate diagnosis. 20 to 30% children with epilepsy could be refractory. These children need frequent review of diagnosis & compliance, comorbidities, management strategies and consideration for diet and surgery.
Diet - Children, whose seizures are not controlled with drugs, can be helped with diet. We often start with Modified Atkins Diet (MAD), but some children need Ketogenic Diet (KD). This is a specialized diet high in fat, and protein and low in carbohydrates and can only be given by dietician trained in neurological disorders.
We run our Refractory Epilepsy Clinic every Thursday afternoon between 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm. You can fix an appointment with the secretary on our regular contact number.