Editorial relating to paper by Schoonjans et al. EJPN 2019; A good night's sleep in Dravet syndrome – an unmet need

Dravet syndrome (DS), a developmental and epileptic encephalopathy, is considered a ‘model’ disease in genetic epilepsy resulting in difficult to control seizures, learning disability, behavioural comorbidities and motor disorder. It is caused by widespread SCN1A (Nav1.1) dysfunction throughout the brain and is now understood as a channelopathy where a genetic change will present according to its severity and the genetic background impacting on a variety of neuronal networks.1

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