Doose syndrome is a rare catastrophic form of early childhood epilepsy with no known cause or cure. We exist to improve quality of life and provide support for families.

Myoclonic Atonic Epilepsy

What is Doose syndrome

Doose syndrome is a rare form of early childhood epilepsy that usually begins between the ages of 1 and 5. The median age at onset is 3 years old. Children are usually developing normally prior to onset. Currently, the cause of this condition is still undetermined though it is believed to be genetic.

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Drew

The first seizure was at 3 yrs 1 month. My 5 yr old daughter asked me while I was in the kitchen working “Mommy…. Why …

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Samuel

Samuel

After a totally normal first year Samuel had his first seizures just hours after his 1-year vaccine. They started as drop seizures and long tonic-clonic

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Oliver

Ollie had his first seizure in February 2017, at 2 years old. It started with one, and then quickly escalated to 80 mixed seizure types …

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Kiegan

In 2015 my life changed completely. Kiegan hit his head at the laundry mat causing a concussion and a 7-minute long seizure. The doctors thought …

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Tobias

Tobias was a typically developing toddler until his first seizure at age 2 years, 4 months. We have no family history of epilepsy let alone …

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Noah

Intense, but short-lived STORM. Noah’s first seizure was 5/22/09, and it was a grand Mal. Prior to this, he was a normally developing, very active, …

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Whitney

Whitney was developing 100 percent normal, with a fun, outgoing, spunky personality. Whitney’s first seizure was a few weeks after she turned 4, it was …

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Paul

Paul was a healthy, normal 3.5 year old boy who had just become a big brother when he had his first seizure. I got a …

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Zayne

Zayne is a fun-loving goofy fast-paced boy. Zayne had his first known seizure on July 31st, 2020. In the coming week, things got worse and …

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