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Spasms, Infantile

Introduction: Spasms, Infantile

Description of Spasms, Infantile

Spasms, Infantile (medical condition): Seizure condition in infants....more »

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Infantile Spasms:
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Spasms, Infantile: An epileptic syndrome characterized by the triad of infantile spasms, hypsarrhythmia, and arrest of psychomotor development at seizure onset. The majority present between 3-12 months of age, with spasms consisting of combinations of brief flexor or extensor movements of the head, trunk, and limbs. The condition is divided into two forms: cryptogenic (idiopathic) and symptomatic (secondary to a known disease process such as intrauterine infections; nervous system abnormalities; BRAIN DISEASES, METABOLIC, INBORN; prematurity; perinatal asphyxia; TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS; etc.). (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp744-8).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Spasms, Infantile as a Disease

Spasms, Infantile: Another name for Infantile Spasms (or close medical condition association).
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Spasms, Infantile: Related Diseases

Spasms, Infantile: Spasms, Infantile is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Spasms, Infantile (Infantile Spasms)

Some of the symptoms of Spasms, Infantile incude:

Treatments for Spasms, Infantile (Infantile Spasms)

Treatments for Spasms, Infantile (Infantile Spasms) include:

  • ACTH (adrenocorticotrophic hormone)
  • Prednisone
  • Antiepileptic medications
  • Vigabatrin
  • Surgical resection of a seizure focus

Treatment of Spasms, Infantile: For more treatment information about Spasms, Infantile, see treatment of Infantile Spasms (Spasms, Infantile)

Spasms, Infantile: Article Excerpts about Infantile Spasms

Infantile spasm (IS) is a rare seizure disorder of infancy and early childhood. The onset is predominantly in the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Infantile Spasms Information Page: NINDS)

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Spasms, Infantile

Source - MeSH 2007

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