Patient Comments: West Syndrome - Symptoms

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What symptoms does your infant or child have with West syndrome? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: J9, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 13

My son was 9 months old when he was diagnosed with West syndrome. After a stay in hospital and given a heavy dose of steroids, we were told to go home to see how he developed. The seizures had stopped and no cause could be found. We were told he wouldn't make a brain surgeon. We didn't take any notice of that, put as much effort into our son, had he not been diagnosed with West syndrome. We played, read and stimulated him, preparing all his meals ourselves. He's now 28, and with a 1st class honors degree behind him in automotive design. There is hope.

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If you have had a seizure, it means you have epilepsy. See Answer