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KAMIYAMA, Marina Aya; YOSHINAGA, Lúcia  and  TONHOLO-SILVA, Edward R.. West syndrome: report of nine eases. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1993, vol.51, n.3, pp.352-357. ISSN 0004-282X.

West syndrome is a peculiar form of epilepsy of infancy and childhood characterized by spasms or massive myoclonus, regression neuropsychomotor development, and EEC abnormalities referred as hipsarrhythmia. We report nine cases of West syndrome discussing clinical, etiological, evolutive and therapeutic features.

Keywords : epilepsy; West syndrome; infantile spasms.

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