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What is infantile spasm cause?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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