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Infantile spasms

Infantile spasms: Introduction

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 spasms: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Infantile spasms

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Misdiagnosis and Infantile spasms

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the more »

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Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

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Article Excerpts about Infantile spasms

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)

Definitions of Infantile spasms:

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.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Infantile spasms

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How Common are these Causes of Infantile spasms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Infantile spasms. Of the 15 causes of Infantile spasms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Infantile spasms:

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What are the alternative names for Infantile spasms:

West's syndrome, Salaam attacks, Hypsarrhythmia syndrome
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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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