Other Names for this Disease
- Infantile spasm
- X-linked infantile spasm syndrome
- X-linked infantile spasms
- West's syndrome
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Your QuestionMy son, who will be 13 years old in July, has West syndrome. I would like to find a doctor in my area who specializes in this condition. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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A neurologist has the special training and experience to treat individuals with West syndrome. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has set forth criteria for registering as an epilepsy center in the United States. You can find an epilepsy center near you by searching their website: http://www.naec-epilepsy.org/find.htm
Last updated: 6/6/2011
To find a medical professional who specializes in genetics, you can ask your doctor for a referral or you can search for one yourself. Online directories are provided by GeneTests, the American College of Medical Genetics, and the National Society of Genetic Counselors. If you need additional help, contact a GARD Information Specialist. You can also learn more about genetic consultations from Genetics Home Reference.
Last updated: 7/15/2016