Which postnatal disorders are associated with infantile spasm (West syndrome)?

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Tracy A Glauser, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP  more...
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Postnatal disorders associated with infantile spasms include the following:

  • Pyridoxine dependency

  • Inborn errors of metabolism such as nonketotic hyperglycinemia, maple syrup urine disease, phenylketonuria, biotinidase deficiency, lysosomal disorders

  • Mitochondrial encephalopathies

  • Meningitis

  • Encephalitis

  • Trauma

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