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Infantile spasms: A condition which is characterized by brief muscular spasms in infants. See detailed information below for a list of 15 causes of Infantile spasms, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Infantile spasm (IS) is a rare seizure disorder of infancy and early childhood. The onset is predominantly in the first year of life. Characteristic features of IS, sometimes called West syndrome, include myoclonic seizures, hypsarrhythmia (abnormal, chaotic electroencephalogram), and mental retardation. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Infantile Spasms Information Page: NINDS)
Infantile spasm (IS) is a rare seizure disorder of infancy and early childhood. The onset is... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Infantile Spasms Information Page: NINDS)
Myoclonus epilepsy of infancy and early childhood, characterized by seizures involving the muscles of the neck, trunk, and limbs, and manifested by nodding of the head and flexion of the arms. The seizures are associated with brain abnormalities and frequent mental retardation.
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Medical Conditions associated with Infantile spasms:
Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Infant health symptoms (2900 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)
Symptoms related to Infantile spasms:
Seizures (2418 causes), Febrile seizures, Muscle spasms (929 causes), Aicardi syndrome, Congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1/IIX, Congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1J, Epileptic encephalopathy, Early infantile, 2, Glutamate decarboxylase deficiency, Glycine encephalopathy, Atypical mild form, Lissencephaly syndrome type 1, Lissencephaly, Isolated (116 causes), Malformations in neuronal migration, Microcephaly with spastic quadriplegia
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