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
- Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy
- Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy with Suppression Burst
- Brain malfunctions
- Metabolic disorders
- Certain gene mutations
- Tonic spasm
- Focal spasm (partial) motor seizures
Diagnosis and Testing
- EEG- records the electrical activity in the brain
- 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.