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Infantile Spasms – Mayo Clinic

infantile spasms or epileptic spasms

because they don't always happen in

infancy is a type of seizure epileptic

spasms or seizures where the head comes

down the arms elevate the legs comes

forward so it looks like the patient or

the child is doing abdominal crunches

they are very often misdiagnosed as GI

reflux or abdominal of a discomfort

Babson's and when they do happen they

happen in clusters one after another

over a short period of time they often

happen as the child is falling asleep or

upon awakening with infantile spasms

they need to be caught early because we

know that with continued misdiagnosis or

when this is not appropriately managed

the patient can have regression or and

developmental Plateau