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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

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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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What is an infantile spasm?

What is an  infantile spasm?

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, infections like meningitis and encephalitis (brain), trauma and bleeding inside the head. Prognosis is poor and is related directly to the cause. ...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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Is my son having infantile spasms?

Is my son having infantile spasms?

Get EEG: An EEG will differentiate between infantile spams and benign myoclonus. You should do this ASAP since those children with infantile spasms early hav the best chance of a good outcome ...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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Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms?

Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms?

Infantile spasm: 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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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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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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Difference between myoclonoc jerks and infantile spasms.which is more serious.any sample.videos for the 2?

Difference between myoclonoc jerks and infantile spasms.which is more serious.any sample.videos for the 2?

Opposites: Myoclonus is a benign and common condition which you will notice tends to happen upon falling asleep. Infantile spasms are a rare and progressive serious neurologic condition in which jerking tends more to happen UPON AWAKENING. Video your baby and show these to your pediatrician at next visit. Overwhelming odds are for benign myoclonus! ...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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Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) hereditary?

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 west syndrome (infantile spasms) a hereditary condition?

Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) a hereditary condition?

INFANTILE SPASMS:: When combined with specific eeg changes of hypsarhythmia- is called west syndrome. 2 types: cryptogenic: when no cause found, and symptomatic: due to prenatal / natal(during delivery) / postnatal insult/injury. Some genetic linkage has been recently found, x-linked inheritance is seen, some familial cases are found. ...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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