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Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) hereditary?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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