Medical Treatment of Infantile Spasms

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

June 11, 2012

Last Updated Month/Year

May 15, 2023

Supplemental Implementation Tools

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External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To update the 2004 American Academy of Neurology/Child Neurology Society practice parameter on treatment of infantile spasms in children.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Infant

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Emergency care, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D012640 - Seizures, D013036 - Spasms, Infantile


seizure disorder, Antiepileptic, infantile spasms, hypsarrhythmia

Source Citation

Evidence-based guideline update: Medical treatment of infantile spasms. Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society. C.Y. Go, M.T. Mackay, S.K. Weiss, D. Stephens, T. Adams-Webber, S. Ashwal, O.C. Snead. Neurology Jun 2012, 78 (24) 1974-1980; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318259e2cf

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Data Supplement, Evidence Tables