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Epilepsy Curr. 2006 May-Jun;6(3):63-9.

Infantile spasms: little seizures, BIG consequences.

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Division of Pediatric Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


Infantile spasms is one of the "catastrophic childhood epilepsies" because of the difficulty in controlling seizures and the association with mental retardation. However, early recognition, a careful diagnostic evaluation, and proper treatment may allow some children to attain seizure control and to achieve a normal, or at least much improved, level of development. Thus, there is the opportunity to have an important impact in the lives of these unfortunate children and their families.

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