25-2-2009 | David Cameron's eldest son, Ivan passes away

The death has occurred of British Conservative leader David Cameron's eldest son, Ivan.

Six year old Ivan, who suffered from Ohtahara Syndrome - a severe form of cerebral palsy which also involves a rare type of epilepsy - was taken ill on Tuesday night and died hours later at St Mary's Hospital in central London.
Only about 1 in 500 children with epilepsy have Ohtahara syndrome and it is very resistant to antiepileptic drug medication.

Ivan had seizures every day and they were very difficult to control. The condition had worsened as Ivan got older and he required round-the-clock care and had been in and out of hospitals all of his short life.