Dravet Syndrome Case Study

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Now since we know what CBD compound is let’s now find out how and why it came about in the last few years to the spotlight. Matt and Paige Figi was a married couple that already had a 2 year old son when they decided to have another child. They got the surprise of their lives when an ultrasound revealed not one but two babies. Charlotte and Chase were born October 18, 2006."They were born at 40 weeks. ... Charlotte weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. The twins were 3 months old when the Figis ' lives changed forever. Charlotte had just had a bath, and Matt was putting on her diaper."She was lying on her back on the floor," he said, "and her eyes just started flickering."(CNN) The seizure lasted about 30 minutes. Their lives were forever changed from that moment on. The Figis went to Doctor after Doctor trying to find out what happened and what’s causing Charlottes debilitating seizures. It was later determined that she had a Dravets Syndrome.…show more content…
There is a spectrum of severity ranging from no clinical symptoms, to simple febrile seizures, and extending to Dravet syndrome, which is the most severe. Mutations of the SCN1A gene cause 79% of diagnosed cases of Dravet syndrome. Frequently referred to as a sodium channelopathy, this intractable (uncontrollable) epilepsy is characterized by unilateral (one-sided) clonic or tonic clonic (grand mal) seizures that may be prolonged progress to status epilepticus. After years of trying to find the cause they were running out of solutions and finally running out of doctors.

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