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Is there any treatment for infantile spasms (IS)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Treatment with corticosteroids, such as prednisone, is standard for infantile spasms (ISs), although serious side effects can occur. Several newer antiepileptic medications, such as topiramate, may ease some symptoms. Some children have spasms as the result of brain lesions, and surgical removal of these lesions may result in improvement.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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