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West Syndrome

West syndrome is an uncommon to rare and serious form of infantile spasms (). It is named after the English physician, William James West (1793-1848), who first described it in an article published in The Lancet in 1841. Other names for it are “Generalized Flexion Epilepsy”, “Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy”, “Infantile Myoclonic Encephalopathy”, “jackknife convulsions”, “Massive Myoclonia” and “Salaam spasms”. The name “infantile spasms” is used to describe both the seizure type and the syndrome, although not all infants with [...]

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