Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jane | 2009-02-02


Sunflower Syndrome

Will Epilim 200g x2 per day be sufficient to control Sunflower Syndrome (Photosensitive Epilepsy - self-indused?). Not sure if you' ll remember but I posted 2 questions previously regarding PSE. I' ve been doing some research on the internet, and when I read the description of the " SS"  it adds up to Reinardt' s condition. Any info on this?

Expert's Reply



About 5% of people diagnosed with epilepsy have the PSE form. Flickering light of many kinds may trigger seizures. TV screens, flourescent lights,driving on a tree lined avenue & video games have been the main culprits. Sodium Valproate which is known as Epilim is the treatment of choice. The dose is usally 10mg per kg per day increasing to 20mg per kg per day if needed. The dose levels have to be monitored through blood tests and liver and kidney function tests need to be done regularly.I am sorry but I cannot answer your question about Reinardts condition as I cannot find information about this.

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