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Table 5 Time and reasons for discontinuing the KD

From: Efficacy and tolerability of ketogenic diet therapy in 55 Chinese children with drug-resistant epilepsy in Northwest China

Time Number of Cases Reasons
Ineffectiveness
(n)
Side effects
(n)
Death
(n)
Severe infection
(n)
Lack of compliance
(n)
Transition to normal diet
(n)
≤3 months 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
3–6 months 10 5 1 0 1 3 0
6–12 months 10 4 2 0 1 3 0
> 12 months 19 7 0 1 1 5 5
Total 42 17 4 1 3 12 5