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Table 2 Etiology of Symptomatic Infantile Spasms

From: Clinical profile and treatment of infantile spasms using vigabatrin and ACTH - a developing country perspective

Etiology of symptomatic cases of infantile spasms % (n = 36)
Birth asphyxia 69.4
Complication of pre-maturity 11.1
Post maturity (> 41 weeks gestation) 2.8
Aicardi Syndrome 2.8
Bilirubin encephalopathy (kernicterus) 2.8
Inborn error of metabolism ^ 5.5
Post meningitic sequalae 2.8
  1. ^ Urea cycle defect and Glutaric Acid deficiency were identified