infantile spasm


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infantile spasm

[′in·fən‚tīl ′spaz·əm]
(medicine)
A type of seizure seen in infants and young children, characterized by a sudden, brief, massive myoclonic jerk.
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The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Infantile Spasm (West Syndrome)
Infantile spasms (West syndrome): update and resources for pediatricians and providers to share with parents James WBMC Pediatric 2012, 12:108.
At the time of diagnosis, the most common seizure type is infantile spasm which is observed in 36-69% of the patients (26).
But when she experienced one of her infantile spasms in hospital, it caused doctors in the Accident and Emergency department of Warrington Hospital to take action.
It is known that cases with seizures assessed to be infantile spasms which are one of the three characteristics of West syndrome used to be divided into three groups (symptomatic, cryptogenic and idiopathic).
At times these infantile spasms are difficult to diagnose if they are infrequent.
To determine the risk factors which may affect the prognosis of seizures the patients who were classified as good and poor prognosis groups were statistically compared in terms of the age of onset of seizures, a history of status, presence of infantile spasm, initial EEG findings, location of the epileptic activity on EEG, intellectual and cognitive development levels, the number and locations of cortical tubers and presence of astrocytoma.
As the age advances, seizures convert to typical infantile spasms and EEG findings convert to hypsarythmia.
Biopharmaceutical company Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc (Nasdaq:CPRX) declared on Tuesday the receipt of orphan-drug designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the companya[euro](tm)s investigational drug CPP-115 for the treatment of infantile spasms.
Infantile spasm is often mistaken for colic--or overlooked altogether.
Q At about five months of age, our son developed a typed of seizure disorder called infantile spasms.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for carisbamate for the management of patients with infantile spasms (IS), a form of epilepsy associated with increased risk of death or mental retardation.