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Table 1 Effectiveness and retention rate of KD in 481 patients with infantile spasms at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months of follow-up

From: A multicenter retrospective cohort study of ketogenic diet therapy in 481 children with infantile spasms

Effect/time points 1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months
Seizure-free n (%) 33 (6.9) 56 (11.6) 77 (16.0) 81 (16.8)
Effective(seizure reduction ≥50%) n (%) 215 (44.7) 302 (62.8) 236 (49.1) 154 (32.0)
Retention rate n (%) 452 (94.0) 397 (82.5) 268 (55.7) 159 (33.1)