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Infantile Spasms

Infantile spasms are a type of epilepsy occurring in children. It causes stiffening of muscles in the body and legs. It may sometimes result in visual impairment.

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My 1-year-old daughter has epilepsy in various forms. Does Vigabatrin exacerbate seizures?

Query: Hello doctor,My 1-year-old daughter has been battling various forms of epilepsy since she was four months old. They began with tonic seizures, followed by tonic-myoclonic seizures. A month later, after no medicines seemed to reduce her seizure burden, she was diagnosed with infantile spasms. She fai...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your query is very specific, but the reply is not so specific. It can be understood by a neurologist. Myoclonic jerks are categorized in different ways: 1. Depending on the origin as cortical, cortical-subcortical, spinal, or peripheral. 2. ...  Read Full »

Should I seek an expert help for my baby's infantile spasms like movement?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 14 weeks old now. When he was 12 weeks old, I noticed some strange movements in him. It was like infantile spasms. I consulted a doctor with a video taken. I took him along with me. The doctor told me that it looks normal. Still, I see some strange movements. I am not able to sa...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your uploaded video carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These movements do not look like spasms. They are related to a normal reflex of the children. From the other hand, spasms also cause extension in the neck. It is not seen in t...  Read Full »

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