Our pediatric epileptologists care for children and adolescents with all types of seizures and epilepsy, including rare conditions that are difficult to diagnose accurately and treat effectively. These include:
These include febrile-induced paroxysmal weakness and encephalopathy (FIPWE), epileptic encephalopathy, relapsing encephalopathy with cerebellar ataxia (RECA), CAPOS syndrome, and more.
We work to confirm whether the event was a seizure and then develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Our pediatric epileptologists collaborate with Duke pediatric rheumatologists and other specialists to treat this autoimmune brain disorder that is characterized by uncontrolled seizures.
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Epilepsy is one of the primary manifestations of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Duke is a designated Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Center of Excellence according to the TSC Alliance.
Degenerative and Developmental Epileptic Encephalopathy (DDEE)
DDEE is characterized by the loss of neurological functions and/or worsening epilepsy. Your child’s DDEE care team includes pediatric epileptologists and experts in physiatry, psychology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and hematology/oncology.
Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and Related Channelopathies
Duke is one of the few hospitals staffed by specialists able to distinguish between weakness and muscle spasms associated with AHC and epileptic seizures.