CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurosci Rural Pract 2020; 11(04): 643-645
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714329
Case Report

Effect of Cannabinoids on Electroencephalography of a Child with Lennox–Gastaut Syndrome

1   Department of Pediatric Neurology, Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida, United States
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Cannabinoids have been found to be effective in controlling seizures and the highly purified form of cannabinoid derived for Cannabis sativa. Cannabidiol (CBD) is now approved for Lennox–Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome. CBD was used in a 9-year-old boy with LGS (unknown etiology) with very good results. The electroencephalography (EEG) response was very dramatic with near normalization of EEG background and complete control of seizures. The effect of CBD on EEG with such an improvement has not been described previously. Also, this adds to evidence that early intervention in LGS with CBD might be more helpful and improve outcomes.

Publication History

Article published online:
11 August 2020

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