Medical Dictionary: IS


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IS: Another name for Infantile Spasms.
IS (condition): Seizure condition in infants.

IS: Infantile spasm (IS) is a rare seizure disorder of infancy and early childhood. The onset is predominantly in the first year of life. Characteristic features of IS, sometimes called West syndrome, include myoclonic seizures, hypsarrhythmia (abnormal, chaotic electroencephalogram), and mental retardation. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Infantile Spasms Information Page: NINDS

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