Response to second treatment after initial failed treatment in a multicenter prospective infantile spasms cohort Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Spasms, Infantile
  • Treatment Failure
  • Vigabatrin

abstract

  • Greater than one third of children with IS will respond to a second medication. Choosing a standard medication (ACTH, oral corticosteroids, or vigabatrin) that has a different mechanism of action appears to be more effective. Rapid initial treatment increases the likelihood of response to the second treatment.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/epi.13557

PubMed ID

  • 27615012

Additional Document Info