Advances in therapy of infantile spasms. Current knowledge of actions of ACTH and corticosteroids.

@article{Riikonen1987AdvancesIT,
  title={Advances in therapy of infantile spasms. Current knowledge of actions of ACTH and corticosteroids.},
  author={Raili Sylvia Riikonen},
  journal={Brain & development},
  year={1987},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={409-14}
}
The anticonvulsant actions of ACTH and corticosteroids in the treatment of infantile spasms have been well documented during the past 29 years. In the past decade neuropeptides have been studied intensively and an understanding of their actions has been gained. Most of the actions of ACTH are well documented in animal experiments and cytochemical studies. Some proceedings of modern steroid research are here reviewed. In the treatment of infantile spasms, the principal mechanism of the… CONTINUE READING