Epidemiology of infantile spasms in Sweden.

@article{Sidenvall1995EpidemiologyOI,
  title={Epidemiology of infantile spasms in Sweden.},
  author={Ragnar Sidenvall and Orvar Eeg-Olofsson},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          572-4
        }
}
We performed a retrospective study of infantile spasms (IS) in 57 children (19 girls and 38 boys) from the east-central region of Sweden for the period 1987-1991. The incidence was 0.45/1,000 newborns a year, with a spread of 0.17-0.76 between the seven counties included. Forty-three cases (75%) were symptomatic and 14 (25%) were idiopathic. Cerebral malformations were diagnosed in 8 children, and chromosomal aberrations were diagnosed in 5. In addition, 2 children each were diagnosed as having… CONTINUE READING
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