A pilot study of the modified Atkins diet for Sturge-Weber syndrome.

TitleA pilot study of the modified Atkins diet for Sturge-Weber syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKossoff EH, Borsage JL, Comi AM
JournalEpilepsy research
Volume92
Issue2-3
Pagination240-3
Date Published2010 Dec
Abstract

The modified Atkins diet (MAD) is a dietary treatment for epilepsy which does not restrict fluids or calories. This theoretically makes the MAD safer than the ketogenic diet for children with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). Five children aged 4-18 years with SWS and at least monthly intractable seizures were started prospectively on the MAD for 6 months. All children had urinary ketosis and seizure improvement, including 3 with > 50% seizure reduction.

DOI10.1097/CCM.0b013e31825457b8
Alternate JournalEpilepsy Res.