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The Prognosis for Infantile Spasms

The prognosis for children with infantile spasms is dependent on the underlying causes of the seizures. The intellectual prognosis for children with infantile spasms is generally poor because many babies with infantile spasms have neurological impairment prior to the onset of spasms. Spasms usually resolve with or without treatment by mid-childhood, but more than half of the children with infantile spasms will develop other types of seizures. There appears to be a close relationship between infantile spasms and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, an epileptic disorder of later childhood.
 
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