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what is infantile spasm

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Infantile spasm: Infantile spasm, also called west syndrome, is a form of epilepsy or seizures as a result of brain damage caused by lack of oxygen during birth, infec ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
2types: Most children who develop infantile spasms have pre existing brain damage. This is called symptomatic IS. A smaller group have no obvious cause and a ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Infantile spasm: Infantile spasm, also called west syndrome, is a form of epilepsy or seizures as a result of brain damage caused by lack of oxygen during birth, infec ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See Below: A specific type of seizure seen in an epilepsy syndrome of infancy & childhood known as west syndrome (ws). Ws is characterized by infantile spasms, d ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Very serious disorde: Infantile spasms is a seizure disorder characteristic of the first year of life, usually occurring in the first 6 months of life. The consist of quic ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
17 years experience Neonatology
West Syndrome: Has episodic spasm like seizures, associated with poor prognosis. Typically starts early in childhood, there is possible milestone regression. Steroid ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
33 years experience Neurology
It depends: Infantile spasm is a serious epilepsy syndrome that occur mostly during the first year of life, the diagnosis depends on the history and description o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Doctors: This is a good, but complex question. The best answers should come from your pediatrician or a pediatric neurologist for facts and the proper context.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
48 years experience Neonatology
Difficult to say: The symptoms of infantile spasms are very subtle. Any concerns you have should be directed to your pediatrician and then a referral can be made to a p ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
17 years experience Neonatology
Infantile spasm: Has episodic spasm like seizures, associated with poor prognosis. Typically starts early in childhood, there is possible milestone regression. Steroid ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
33 years experience Neurology
Salam seizure: Infantile spasm is a cluster of subtle movement of upper extremities and head bobbing which can be just for a second and can be back to back as a clus ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Seizure: An infantile spasm (is) is a specific type of seizure seen in an epilepsy syndrome of infancy and childhood known as west syndrome. West syndrome is c ... Read More

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