A pilot study of the modified Atkins diet for Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20934305
Author: 
Comi AM
Author List: 
Kossoff EH
Borsage JL
Comi AM
Journal: 
Epilepsy Res
PubMed ID: 
20934305
Pagination: 
240-3
Volume: 
92
Issue: 
2-3
Abstract: 
The modified Atkins diet (MAD) is a dietary treatment for epilepsy which does not restrict fluids or calories. This theoretically makes the MAD safer than the ketogenic diet for children with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). Five children aged 4-18 years with SWS and at least monthly intractable seizures were started prospectively on the MAD for 6 months. All children had urinary ketosis and seizure improvement, including 3 with > 50% seizure reduction.
Published Date: 
December, 2010

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