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Journal of Case Reports
West syndrome associated with Multiple Neurodevelopmental Co-morbidities
Yogender Kumar Malik, Akhilesh Sharma, Susanta Kumar Padhy, Poonam Adlakha
Department of Psychiatry; Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Yogender Kumar Malik 
Email: yogendermalik187@gmail.com
Received: 01-MAY-2019 Accepted: 19-JUN-2019 Published Online: 25-JUN-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0034
Background: West syndrome (WS) is one of the most common causes of refractory epilepsy with infantile onset and characterized by epileptic spasms and neuro-developmental problems. About two third of children with West syndrome have mental retardation while significant number have autism spectrum disorders and hyperkinetic disorder. Case Report: The index case describes a child with West syndrome where all three neurodevelopment disorders are present along with epileptic spasms and associated abnormal electroencephalogram. Conclusion: It is important to examine a child presenting with such a plethora of symptoms in a holistic way, as early as possible, so that we can prevent the associated co-morbidities related to neurodevelopment process and untreated epileptic spasms.
Keywords : Autism Spectrum Disorder, Electroencephalography, Infantile Spasms, Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
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