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Herbal Treatment For Infantile Spasms
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 characterized by infantile spasms, developmental regression, and a specific pattern on electroencephalography (eeg) testing called hypsarrhythmia (chaotic brain waves). The onset of infantile spasms is usually in the ...Read more
PediatricNeurologist: While the prognosis for such patients is guarded-the acth can help a lot. Your pediatric neurologist is the best person to follow your child and answer this question. ...Read more
Infantile spasm: Yes, infantile spasm is one of epilepsy syndromes that represent in infancy, it can be symptomatic due to brain structural abnormalities or metabolic disorders, or without a definite etiology. Generally the first line of treatment is acth which is a kind of steriod that is given by im inj., the success rate is app. 65-70%, other treatments include vigabatrin and other seizure medicines. ...Read more
Is there a cure at all for infantile spasms with no milestones achieved since birth for a 5 year old kid?
Unfortunately no: Unfortunately the brain condition that led to infantile spasms seems to have caused a great deal of damage to your child's brain and development. After 5 years, spontaneous improvement will not occur, but giving special education supports, appropriate physical, occupational and speech therapy may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Labels: Myoclonic spasms can occasionally occur in normal people, as some jerk awake, or as part of a disease process. Infantile spasms describes a most often disabling pattern of seizures in a child who may face a lifelong struggle with the disorder. ...Read more
Often very serious: Here's an excellent link with solid information: http://www.Crazyforcody.Com/infantile-spasms-info-mainmenu-5.Html often, though not invariably, serious conditions such as seizures that start early in life have a more serious longterm prognosis than those that start later, after the brain is more fully developed. ...Read more
West Syndrome: Clusters of brief flexor or extensor contractions ( spasms) with a distinct eeg pattern; can cause developmental regression. An underlying cause is found in >75%. ~50% have a prenatal/congenital cause like abnormal cortical development , metabolic syndromes. Genetic syndromes. Tuberous sclerosis is a cause that often has autistic symptoms. Also, riskof autism goes up with any brain pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 quick bending of the body at the waist, extension of the body or bowing of the head. They are associated with an EEG pattern called hypsarhythmia. 50% of children are neurologically impaired at onset and more than 75% are retarded ultimately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be concerned if my son is 4 months with jerking response.After eeg, doctor suspects this as infantile spasm.?
Yes: If the label applies and the diagnosis is confirmed this can be a bad one.Take your time to get all information in before reaching this conclusion. ...Read more
I had (Salam) Infantile Spasms in infancy. I'm now 40. I also have Tuberous Sclerosis. Do Infantile Spasms comeback or effects cause problems in adult?
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 cluster up to 100 in severe cases, some times the infant can have multiple clusters on one day mostly after waking up or before going to sleep, if you suspect it in your son try to record the event and check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 characterized by infantile spasms, developmental regression, and a specific pattern on electroencephalography (eeg) testing called hypsarrhythmia (chaotic brain waves). The onset of infantile spasms is usually in the first year of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No. If your son is still an infant, then you're likely just seeing a very normal startle reflex. It is called a moro reflex in medicine when the infant outstretches their arms suddenly, and then retracts them, when they are startled. ...Read more
West Syndrome: Has episodic spasm like seizures, associated with poor prognosis. Typically starts early in childhood, there is possible milestone regression. Steroids are used, if there is any surgical cause in brain, surgery might be helpful. Some of the newer antiseizure meds are helpful. ...Read more
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