Ohtahara Syndrome

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What is Ohtahara Syndrome?

Ohtahara Syndrome is a rare type of seizure that affects infants and newborns. It is generally diagnosed before the age of 3 months. After several months, seizures may turn into West Syndrome or Lennox- Gestaut Syndrome.

Other Known Names
  • OS
  • Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy
  • Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy with Suppression Burst
Causes
  • Brain malfunctions
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Certain gene mutations
Symptoms
  • Tonic spasm
  • Focal spasm (partial) motor seizures
Diagnosis and Testing
  • EEG- records the electrical activity in the brain
  • MRI
  • Bloodwork
Treatment
  • May be resistant to epilepsy medication. The following medication may be used: Phenobarbital, Clobazam or Vigabatrin.

Disclaimer: This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment or medical condition.

 

 

 

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