Clinical Letter| Volume 76, P93-94, November 2017

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Severe Neutropenia and Anemia in a Child With Epilepsy and Copper Deficiency on a Ketogenic Diet

      This girl was first diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome at three years of age. After being refractory to antiepileptic medications, she began the ketogenic diet. There was a noticeable improvement within four months, where the duration, frequency, and intensity of her seizures decreased. She was on this diet for eight years without apparent complications. She also took levetiracetam and clonazepam. Her other medical history included learning disabilities and asthma.


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