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Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?
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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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