West's syndrome

West's syndrome

an infantile encephalopathy characterized by spasms, arrest of psychomotor development, and an electroencephalogram abnormality of random high-voltage slow waves and spikes from multiple loci.

West's syndrome

An epileptic brain disorder featuring clusters of tonic spasms and characteristic findings on electroencephalography that affects young children between 3 and 6 months of age, causing psychomotor regression. See also INFANTILE SPASMS. W.J. West was a British doctor who described the syndrome in a letter to The Lancet in 1840.
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Sadie, who has West's syndrome, had a customised bed at her old home in Northumberland.
Her's is West's Syndrome, a type that one in 35,000 children get.
He also takes care of his two-year-old granddaughter Thalia, who has West's Syndrome, a rare epileptic disorder, Efstathiou said.
Other diag noses included absence, photosensitive epilepsies, tuberous sclerosis, West's syndrome, severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy, and continuous spike waves during slow-wave sleep.

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