"Patients are being enrolled for a randomised controlled trial of the treatment at The University of Edinburgh's Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, and Great Ormond Street Hospital."
The trial will initially focus on children with Dravet Syndrome, which causes long-lasting, prolonged seizures and is difficult to treat.
The trial will only include children whose seizures cannot be controlled with existing medications.
The Daily Mail reports that researchers will also study the effect on children another type of childhood epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which is also difficult to treat and "normally develops when children are aged between one and six and is characterised by frequent seizures of different types".
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