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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 1, May 2014 pp 91-94

Research Article

Infantile Spasms–A Clinical and Follow up Study


Sangeeta Basu1, G. G. Joag2, Rakesh Patil3, Jitendra Kumar4, Sharanabasav Kirdi5, Amit Galgali6

1, 3,4,5,6Resident, 2Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Infantile spasms (IS; West syndrome) is a severe form of encephalopathy that typically affects infants younger than 2 years old. Information about infantile spasms in Indian literature is very sparse. Educating pediatricians and general pediatric health care providers about infantile spasms may be especially important as a recent Infantile Spasm working group (ISWG) of pediatric neurologists reviewed the literature and determined that early recognition of infantile spasm and prompt treatment are mandatory and may improve developmental and cognitive outcomes in some patients.