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Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
Dravet syndrome, first identified by French psychiatrist and epileptologist Charlotte Dravet over 30 years ago, is severe pediatric epilepsy.
Saying someone has epilepsy is a little like saying they're ill. Its cause can vary from a brain tumour to an inherited genetic condition, the consequence of injury or a disorder affecting the brain.