Prevention of West Syndrome


About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect medical information from a group of infants in order to better understand West syndrome. EEG tests are usually ordered when infants have movements that look like seizures or infantile spasms. If there is hypsarhythmia, then the doctors know to give the specific treatment for West syndrome. We would like to see if there is EEG pattern that is always present even before the infantile spasms start and West syndrome diagnosed.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Infants with an abnormal EEG at approximately 3 months CA and a history of neonatal HIE, other structural brain abnormalities, and/or other risk factor for infantile spasms.

Exclusion Criteria:

Infants with any of the following:

  1. Diagnosis of infantile spasms
  2. Diagnosis of progressive degenerative metabolic condition
  3. Diagnosis of other symptomatic epileptic encephalopathy (e.g. Ohtahara syndrome)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lily Wong-Kisiel, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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