Last updated on February 2018

Effect of Outpatient Classic Ketogenic Diet in Epileptic Children and Adolescent.


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Refractory Epilepsy
  • Age: Between 1 - 18 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 1-18 years,
  • The patient has tried at least 3 different AED:s including one combination with two or more different AED:s.
  • The parents are willing to include their child in the study after written and verbal information.
  • Patients with all types of epilepsy can be included.
  • The patient is submitted to our epilepsy center.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient has a medical condition, for example a metabolic disease, where ketogenic diet is contraindicated.
  • The patient`s nutritional status is not good enough or intake of fluid is to small to permit treatment with ketogenic diet.
  • No history of hyperlipidemia
  • No history of renal stones
  • No previous treatment with ketogenic diet
  • Beta-oxidation defects - medium-chain acyl dehydrogenase deficiency (MCAD), long-chain acyl dehydrogenase deficiency (LCAD), short-chain acyld dehydrogenase deficiency (SCAD), long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A (CoA) deficiency, and medium-chain 3- hydroxyacyl-CoA deficiency.
  • The family is expected to have compliance problems with treatment and/or seizure registration

Recruitment Status: Open


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