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West's Syndrome prognosis is extremely complicate due to the large number of potential prognostic factors. This review contains the factors affecting the termination of epileptic spasms and conducive to the maintenance of remission. These factors were: idiopathic and cryptogenic etiology, the later debut of the disease, the absence of asymmetric spasms and focal seizures, the absence of an asymmetric pattern and synchronization of the EEG, early start of therapy, the correct choice of drug and the normal development before going to the doctor, as well as the implementation by parents of patients prescribed recommendation, the occurrence of side effects, the concomitant diseases, the different form of state disease, the availability of antiepileptic drugs and surgical treatment.

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O. V. Gaponova
FSBI «Moscow Research Institute of Pediatrics and Child Surgery» of the Ministry of healthcare and social development of the Russian Federation (Moscow)
Russian Federation

E. D. Belousova
FSBI «Moscow Research Institute of Pediatrics and Child Surgery» of the Ministry of healthcare and social development of the Russian Federation (Moscow)
Russian Federation


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For citations:

Gaponova O.V., Belousova E.D. PROGNOSTIC CRITERIA OF INFANTILE SPASMS. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2011;3(3):38-43. (In Russ.)

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