Extremely low-dose ACTH therapy for West syndrome in Japan.


Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) therapy is a widely used and effective treatment for West syndrome. However, serious adverse effects can occur during or shortly after ACTH therapy. Synthetic ACTH has been reported to cause more adverse effects than natural ACTH. Currently, most Japanese pediatric neurologists try other non-hormonal treatments before… (More)


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