Ohtahara Syndrome Information Page

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Ohtahara syndrome is an uncommon type of epilepsy characterized by hard to control seizures and developmental delays.  The disorder affects infants, usually within the first three months of life (most often within the first 10 days) in the form of epileptic seizures. Infants have primarily tonic seizures (stiffening of the muscles, upward eye gaze, dilated pupils, and altered breathing), but may also experience focal seizures (involving only one area or side of the brain), and rarely, myoclonic seizures (involving sudden muscle jerks). 

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Original Article Source Credits:   The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke  , https://www.ninds.nih.gov/

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Link to Original Article:  https://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/all-disorders/ohtahara-syndrome-information-page