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How do normal brain waves differ from those in babies with hypsarrhythmia?

Shaun A. Hussain, MD
Pediatrics
The brain waves in babies with hypsarrhythmia are incredibly chaotic. They look like static noise, and it's this static and chaos that we think prevents kids with infantile spasms from learning and developing. However, there is a spectrum of hypsarrhythmia, and we don’t know how bad hypsarrhythmia needs to be to cause harm, nor how good brain waves need to look after treatment to claim success, and improve the odds of good development.

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