Steroids/ACTH

Steroids – common oral prednisolone or less common/higher risk ACTH – can have an excellent broad spectrum effect for the seizures associated with MAE. Indeed, children with MAE have responded extremely well when other drugs have failed. Steroid therapy might be explored after the main broad-spectrum medications/treatments have failed but probably not before.

See also Treating MAE - Steroid therapy /ACTH