Infantile spasms syndrome

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Infantile spasms syndrome

Synonyms: West syndrome

A rare epilepsy syndrome characterized by onset of epileptic spasms in infants between 2 and 12 months of age and rarely up to 24 months. Infants may have no antecedent history or a history reflecting the underlying cause. The classical triad of epileptic spasms hypsarrhythmia and developmental stagnation or regression is historically referred to as West syndrome.

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FamilieSCN2A Foundation

We are an organization created by parents of children diagnosed with rare forms of Epilepsy and Autism as a result of a change in the SCN2A gene. Our vision is to find effective treatments and a cure for SCN2A related disorders. Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by SCN2A related disorders through research, public awareness, family support and patient advocacy.

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