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West's syndrome

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Disease classification WHO
G40.4 Epileptic spams

West's syndrome or epileptic spams is a rare condition of adult and children, it is related with Lennox–Gastaut syndrome ACTH was considered effective in treating infantile spams. [1][2] [3]Prolonged prenatal stress or prenatal administration of corticosteroids may significantly alter seizure susceptibility [4]


Helena Gaufin et al.2015 Being parents with epilepsy: thoughts on its consequences and difficulties affecting their children Neuropsychiatic Disease and Treatment ;11:1291-8. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S74222. eCollection 2015.



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