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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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Does infantile spasm cause cerebral atrophy or it is the opposite way?

Does infantile spasm cause cerebral atrophy or it is the opposite way?

Both: Infantile spasm (west syndrome) has many causes. One cause of infantile spasm is cerebral atrophy. I imagine that the other causes of infantile spasm will also be associated with cerebral atrophy as a secondary effect. ...Read more

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Did the infantile spasm cause cerebral atrophy or the other way around?

Did the infantile spasm cause cerebral atrophy or the other way around?

Both: Infantile spasm (west syndrome) has many causes. One cause of infantile spasm is cerebral atrophy. I imagine that the other causes of infantile spasm will also be associated with cerebral atrophy as a secondary effect. ...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

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Any new information regarding infantile spasms?

Any new information regarding infantile spasms?

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. ...Read more

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How to tell if my son is having infantile spasms?

How to tell if my son is having infantile spasms?

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 pediatric neurologist if necessary. ...Read more

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How would I know if my son having infantile spasms?

How would I know if my son having infantile spasms?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: infantile spasm?

What is the definition or description of: infantile spasm?

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 more

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Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) hereditary?

Secondarily: Infantile spasms divide broadly into those arising in the context of an identified disorder and those that are not (idiopathic). The spasns themselves are not hereditary, but many of the identified causes can be. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/west_syndrome. ...Read more

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Is my son having infantile spasms if he jerks when you bump the bed?

Is my son having infantile spasms if he jerks when you bump the bed?

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

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Infantile spasms and autism related?

Infantile spasms and autism related?

Not always: Infantile spasms are a specific form of seizure seen in infants that will generally be replaced by other seizures as they get older. Though children with autism are more likely to suffer from seizures, not all of them do. ...Read more

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Is there information about infantile spasms causing autism?

Cart and horse: It is not infantile spasms that causes autism, it is the brain abnormalities that cause both. Definitions have changed over time. Many children who were previously labeled retarded, are not called on the autism spectrum. ...Read more

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What to do about infantile spasms vs moro reflex?

What to do about infantile spasms vs moro reflex?

Neurology consult: The Moro Reflex is a normal movement in newborns. Infantile spasms are never normal and require evaluation by a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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What should you do with a 1-year-old that has a fever? She also has epilepsy (infantile spasms)?

What should you do with a 1-year-old that has a fever? She also has epilepsy (infantile spasms)?

Treat: with tylenol15mg/kg every4-6 hours and Ibuprofen 10mg/kg every 6 hours and try to find the source of her fever by your MD. All the best. ...Read more

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What is infantile spasm cause?

What is infantile spasm cause?

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 are called crypto genie. ...Read more

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Infantile spasms advice please?

Infantile spasms advice please?

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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