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Is west syndrome hereditary?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Among the causes of
WS are genetic disorders.
The most common is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, with Autosomal Dominant inheritance; each child of an affected individual has a 50% chance of having TSC. Symptoms & severity of TSC vary widely. WS can also be caused by a mutation in the ARX gene or the CDKL5 gene on the X chromosome of an unaffected carrier mother. A Chromosomal Microarray is done to detect genetic causes.

In brief: Among the causes of
WS are genetic disorders.
The most common is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, with Autosomal Dominant inheritance; each child of an affected individual has a 50% chance of having TSC. Symptoms & severity of TSC vary widely. WS can also be caused by a mutation in the ARX gene or the CDKL5 gene on the X chromosome of an unaffected carrier mother. A Chromosomal Microarray is done to detect genetic causes.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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