Vesta Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
When the child starts to shake in cramps, most parents experience a real shock. They do not know where to run, and they lose precious time. In case of Vest syndrome, every week is important: the earlier the diagnosis is made and the treatment is started, the greater the chances of the child to have a full recovery and a happy future.
Vesta syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy that has developed in young children due to brain damage and some other serious illnesses. Characteristic features of this pathology are the lag in mental development, as well as infantile spasms – nods or quick body tilts, usually during sleep or waking up. On the encephalogram, gypsarhythm is recorded – an abnormal high-amplitude activity of the brain.
Vest syndrome suffers from 1 to 4 people out of every 10 thousand babies. This disease accounts for up to 9% of all epileptic seizures in children and 25% of infantile epilepsy. The incidence is higher among boys: an insidious syndrome affects about 60% of young men of the stronger sex.
The disease was named after the British physician West, who described the symptoms of pathology in 1841 on the basis of observations of his own son. Later, the disease appeared many synonyms: West syndrome, bowed spasms, spasm (tick) of Salaam, Gibbs gypsarhythm, myoclonic encephalopathy with gypsarhythmy, convulsive epilepsy with gypsarhythmia, convulsive syndrome in the position of flexion. Initially, the syndrome was reckoned among the varieties of generalized epilepsy, but later the doctors transferred it to the category of epileptic encephalopathies, in which attacks are provoked by non-inflammatory diseases of the brain.
The condition of the child can worsen uncontrolled reception of nootropics and vaccination.
Prevention of Vest syndrome does not exist. It is important to diagnose this disease in time and choose the right treatment - then even with a symptomatic form it is possible to achieve significant improvements and maximize the development of the child to the age norm.
Vesta's syndrome is an insidious and dangerous disease. The percentage of child mortality is high enough for him, therefore, at the first alarming symptoms it is necessary to contact the doctors and carry out diagnostics as quickly as possible. Proper selection of drugs in conjunction with competent rehabilitation with the participation of psychologists, defectologists, speech therapists and specialists of exercise therapy increases the chances of the child to complete recovery.
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