Infantile Spasms (Epileptic Spasms)

About- Infantile spasms also known as Epileptic spasmsjuvenile spasms, or West syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy and characterized by short and sometimes subtle seizures that occur in babies.
 
Symptoms-
Infantile spasms Series of sudden, jerking movements of the legs and arms which may last for a couple of seconds and may occur in cluster
Infantile spasms Some babies can have up to 60 clusters a day
 
Causes-
Infantile spasms Birth injury
Infantile spasms Bleeding inside the skull
Infantile spasms Brain abnormality
Infantile spasms Brain infection
Infantile spasms Brain tumor
Infantile spasms Defective gene
Infantile spasms Down syndrome 
Infantile spasms Encephalitis
Infantile spasms Insufficient oxygen supply to the brain
Infantile spasms Metabolism disorders
Infantile spasms Problems during brain formation
Infantile spasms Traumatic brain injury
Infantile spasms Tuberous sclerosis
Infantile spasms Vitamin B deficiency
 
Specialists to visit
Infantile spasms Pediatric Neurologist
Infantile spasms Pediatrician
Infantile spasms Neonatologist

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.childneurologyfoundation.org
https://www.epilepsy.org.uk
https://www.chp.edu
https://www.epilepsy.com
https://www.healthychildren.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.aap.org
https://www.medicinenet.com

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