Low-dose ACTH therapy for West syndrome: initial effects and long-term outcome.

BACKGROUND Most Japanese pediatric neurologists attempt other treatments before using adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) therapy for West syndrome (WS), and even then, they use only a low-dose synthetic ACTH to avoid serious adverse effects. In this multi-institutional study, the authors analyzed the initial effects, adverse effects, and long-term outcome… CONTINUE READING