Infantile Spasms

Infantile spasms, or "West Syndrome" is an uncommon to rare epileptic disorder in infants, they consist of a sudden jerk followed by stiffening. Often the arms are flung out and the body bends forward (aka Jackknife Seizures), but usually occur close together in a series, or cluster and most common just after waking up.

Brookelyn had developed infantile spasms soon after the bacterial meningitis. She would have 20-50 spasms an hour during her awake periods. She no longer has infantile spasms. She took a long prednisone treatment to treat these.