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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 21. No. 4, 2016

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2016;21:262-265

Original Article

Clinico-aetiological Profile and Outcome of West Syndrome from North India

S Chandra, R Kumar


Aim: West syndrome is an age dependent epileptic encephalopathy and there is paucity of data regarding its clinic-aetiological profile. Methods: We studied 76 patients of West syndrome, carrying out a detailed aetiological work-up of all. Results: Majority of patients were males (57/76), having flexor infantile spasms (66/76), usually occurring in series (45/76) and seen mostly on awakening (63/76). We found a good seizure outcome in 40.8% and a good development outcome in 8.1% cases. Interpretation: West syndrome in India also, has almost a similar clinico-etiological profile as in other parts of the world where it has been studied.

Keyword : Clinico-aetiological; Epileptic encephalopathy; Infantile spasms; Profile; West syndrome

Abstract in Chinese


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