Rapid Communication| Volume 23, ISSUE 7, P442, November 2001

A special note on terminology of West syndrome and infantile spasms

      Against the current trend of using two terms of West syndrome and infantile spasms indiscriminately and interchangeably in world literature, the editor adopted a different principle throughout the Proceedings, with a collaboration of all contributors. The principle adopted is to use the two terms differentially: that is, infantile spasms represent a special kind of seizure type which is characteristically observed in a clinical syndrome entity, the West syndrome.
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