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What are the chances of infantile spasms going away after acth treatment?

What are the chances of infantile spasms going away after acth treatment?

ACTH: It is app. 65-70%, according to the studies it is more effective in infantile spasm without a definitive etiology. ...Read more

Dr. Osman Farooq
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Infantile Spasm (Definition)

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


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What are the odds of infantile spasms going away with acth treatment?

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

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Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?

Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?

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

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Is there a cure at all for infantile spasms with no milestones achieved since birth for a 5 year old kid?

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 more

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How to differentiate infantile spasms vs myoclonoc spasms.which is more dangerous?

How to differentiate infantile spasms vs myoclonoc spasms.which is more dangerous?

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

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Infantile spasms. I'm reading that it's a pretty bad thing to have. Is that true?

Infantile spasms.  I'm reading that it's a pretty bad thing to have.  Is that true?

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

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Whats the deal with infantile spasms and autism?

Whats the deal with infantile spasms and autism?

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 more

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What is a infantile spasm seizure disorder?

What is a infantile spasm seizure disorder?

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 more

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Should i be concerned if my son is 4 months with jerking response.After eeg, doctor suspects this as infantile spasm.?

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

Dr. James Hocker
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