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Seizure Disorders and Epilepsy

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Some children and adults with mitochondrial disease also have seizure disorders or epilepsy.

Dr. Mary Kay Koenig from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston discusses:

  • What seizure disorders are common for children and adults with mitochondrial disease?
  • How do “stroke-like episodes”, memory loss and other neurological issues relate to seizure disorders for people with Mito?
  • How are seizure disorders and epilepsy classified?
  • What are the treatment recommendations and special precautions for Mito patients?
About the Speaker

Dr. Mary Kay Koenig is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. Dr. Koenig completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and her fellowship in Child Neurology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. She was the recipient of the 2009 Pilot Project Award for her research on Topical Rapamycin Therapy to Relieve Cutaneous Manifestations of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. She has
authored numerous publications. Her clinical and research interests include General Pediatric Neurology, Mitochondrial Disorders, Tuberous Sclerosis, Neurogenetic Disorders, and Neurometabolic Disorders.

Date: 08/05/2011
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