STARS - Syncope Trust and Reflex Anoxic Seizures

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Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS) occur mainly in young children but can occur at any age. RAS is also known by the following names: Stephenson's Seizure, White Breath Holding, Pallid Syncope. Unfortunately, because of the symptoms, it is known that RAS is often mis-diagnosed as temper tantrums, breath holding, or as epilepsy. The aims of the STARS group is as follows:

  • To act as an information and support group.
  • To bring about public and professional awareness of RAS thus avoiding misdiagnosis.
  • To gather more information to aid research into RAS.

Last updated on 30/05/2013

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