epileptic spasm

epileptic spasm

spasm characterized by a sudden flexion-extension, or mixed extension-flexion, predominantly proximal (including truncal muscles), which is usually more sustained than a myoclonic movement but not as sustained as a tonic seizure. Occurs frequently in clusters, with the individual events ranging in duration from myoclonic to tonic seizure components.

ep·i·lep·tic spasm

(ep'i-lep'tik spazm)
Spasm characterized by a sudden flexion-extension, or mixed extension-flexion, predominantly proximal (including truncal muscles), which is usually more sustained than a myoclonic movement but not as sustained as a tonic seizure. Occurs frequently in clusters, with the individual events ranging in duration from myoclonic to tonic seizure components.

ep·i·lep·tic spasm

(ep'i-lep'tik spazm)
Spasm characterized by a sudden flexion-extension, or mixed extension-flexion, predominantly proximal (including truncal muscles), which is usually more sustained than a myoclonic movement but not as sustained as a tonic seizure. Occurs frequently in clusters.
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The most common type of epileptic spasm was generalized tonic clonic along with myoclonic jerks (38.7%) followed by flexor spasms (30.5%) and mixed type (28%).
At the age of approximately 3 months, the patient first presented with epileptic spasm, manifesting as bilateral eye gazing toward the right or left with head deviation, followed by generalized tonic-clonic seizures, which lasted several minutes and occurred in clusters of 2-4 per day with approximately four spams per cluster.
The outcome was determined by the degree of epileptic spasm reduction prior to discharge, and on follow-up.
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Epileptic spasms, the most common type, occurred in 72% of infants, followed by focal motor seizure (21%) and tonic seizures (4%).
Early onset seizures typically start with focal seizures and show a progression to epileptic spasms. The late forms of chronic seizures can appear as tonic seizures, myoclonic jerks, infantile spasms, multifocal epileptiform activity, or hypsarrhythmia on EEG.
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Epilepsy usually begins during the first year of life, frequently with focal seizures, tonic clonic or myoclonic seizures, or epileptic spasms. TSC patients may experience all kinds of seizures, which can become intractable over time [1].
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