Infantile Spasms: Little Seizures, BIG Consequences
Article first published online: 4 MAY 2006
Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 63–69, May/June 2006
How to Cite
Shields, W. D. (2006), Infantile Spasms: Little Seizures, BIG Consequences. Epilepsy Currents, 6: 63–69. doi: 10.1111/j.1535-7511.2006.00100.x
- Issue published online: 4 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 4 MAY 2006
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.