What is Dravet?

Introduction to Dravet syndrome

Dravet Syndrome is a genetic disorder of Chromosome 2 usually affecting a gene called SCN1A, causing epilepsy and other neurological and developmental problems. Dravet Syndrome accounts for 1% of the epilepsy population.

The above information along with answers to common questions such as “What are the features of Dravet syndrome?”  “How common is Dravet syndrome?”  “Why did it happen?” are included in a Dravet syndrome infographic. The poster was developed by Dravet Syndrome UK and reviewed by Dr. Charlotte Dravet.

We would like to thank Dravet Syndrome UK for sharing this poster with us. We especially wish to thank Rebecca Dandy and Kate Watts, both Dravet parents, who created the info graphic and added Canadian prevalence data so we can use this educational tool in Canada. 

Please click on the link below to select a version of the What is Dravet Syndrome? poster that best suits your needs:
View the poster on your screen
Print a copy of the poster at home
Professional print version of the Dravet infographic

Additional information about Dravet syndrome and Dravet spectrum disorders

What is Dravet Syndrome? Dravet Syndrome UK

NINDS Dravet Syndrome Information Page National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Orphanet. Dravet syndrome

SCN1A – This is what you need to know in 2014 – Beyond the Ion Channel. The ILAE Genetics Commission Blog

© The International League Against Epilepsy
Special Issue: Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy – Dravet Syndrome: Thirty Years Later
April 2011
Volume 52, Issue Supplement s2
Pages 1–104


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