Symptoms of Infantile Spasms
Symptoms of Infantile Spasms
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Infantile Spasms:
Characteristic features of IS, sometimes called West syndrome, include
myoclonic seizures, hypsarrhythmia (abnormal, chaotic
electroencephalogram), and mental retardation.
The spasms are described as
sudden, brief contractions of one or more muscle groups, and may be
followed by a longer (less than 10 seconds) tonic phase. Most often the
spasms occur in clusters during which the intensity or the frequency of
the spasms may increase progressively to a peak, decline, or cease. The
clusters tend to occur soon after arousal from sleep. They are not a
feature of falling asleep. The spasms usually involve the muscles of the
neck, trunk, and extremities. The intensity of the contraction and the
number of muscle groups involved varies in different attacks and from
infant to infant. Neurological abnormalities other than seizures and
retardation--such as cerebral atrophy, congenital abnormalities and
hydrocephalus--are commonly reported among patients with IS.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Infantile Spasms Information Page: NINDS)
Infantile Spasms as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
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