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Infantile Spasms Awareness Week (December 1st – 7th)

Did you know? Worldwide, it’s estimated that a baby is diagnosed with infantile spasms every 12 minutes. Dup15q Alliance is joining the Infantile Spasms Network for Infantile Spasms Awareness Week (December 1-7.)

Infantile Spasms (IS) are a medical emergency. Infantile spasms are a rare, but very serious type of seizure. Infantile spasms are caused by a condition in a baby’s brain and include repetitive, but often subtle movements—such as jerking of the mid-section, dropping of the head, raising of the arms or wide-eyed blinks.

Prompt diagnosis and treatment are critical, but this is challenging because Infantile Spasms can be mistaken for colic, reflux, or a startle reflex.

Learn more here: https://infantilespasms.org/


Dec 01 - 07 2023


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