ketogenic diet and infantile spasms/seizures

  1. I'm looking for information online about using a ketogenic diet to treat infantile spasms and/or seizures. One of our little patients just started on it and it really seems to have reduced the amount of seizures he's been having...down to about 10 a day from close to 100. Anyone know where I can get more info on the diet and what's involved?

    thanks

    Laura
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  3. by   Enright
    Hi Laura: Contact the Epilepsy Foundation in your community or the nearest city. Or their web site. I was a huge skeptic about the ketogenic diet but I have seen it work. No one is sure why but it has been around for ages.

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