Drug Therapy for West’s Syndrome

  • Catherine Chiron
  • Olivier Dulac
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 497)


West’s syndrome (WS) is an age-related epilepsy syndrome that is considered one of the most refractory epilepsies of childhood. Although up to 25% of the cases may exhibit spontaneous recovery in the first year from the seizures,14 nearly half the patients are left with intractable epilepsy and mental retardation.12


Tuberous Sclerosis Infantile Spasm Pyridoxal Phosphate Epilepsy Syndrome West Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Chiron
    • 1
  • Olivier Dulac
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuropediatric dpmt Hospital Saint Vincent de PaulINSERM Unit 2982 AveDeufert RochereauFrance

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