Dravet Syndrome

Children with Dravet syndrome develop severe fever-related seizures before their first birthday. In addition to other, hard to control seizures, children with Dravet syndrome typically have developmental delays and autism-like characteristics.

Many children who were once thought to have vaccine injuries, developing seizures after getting the DPT vaccine, have been found to have Dravet syndrome instead, a genetic condition.

It is important to note that vaccines don’t cause Dravet syndrome. They don’t cause the genetic mutation that causes Dravet syndrome. Because vaccines can cause fever, getting immunized “might trigger earlier onset of Dravet syndrome in children who, because of an SCN1A mutation, are destined to develop the disease.”

Since vaccine-preventable diseases can cause fever, and much worse, children with Dravet syndrome should be fully vaccinated.

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