Management of Infantile Spasms During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

TitleManagement of Infantile Spasms During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsGrinspan ZM, Mytinger JR, Baumer FM, Ciliberto MA, Cohen BH, Dlugos DJ, Harini C, Hussain SA, Joshi SM, Keator CG, Knupp KG, McGoldrick PE, Nickels KC, Park JT, Pasupuleti A, Patel AD, Shahid AM, Shellhaas RA, Shrey DW, Singh RK, Wolf SM, Yozawitz EG, Yuskaitis CJ, Waugh JL, Pearl PL
JournalJ Child Neurol
Date Published2020 Jun 23

Circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have mandated a change to standard management of infantile spasms. On April 6, 2020, the Child Neurology Society issued an online statement of immediate recommendations to streamline diagnosis and treatment of infantile spasms with utilization of telemedicine, outpatient studies, and selection of first-line oral therapies as initial treatment. The rationale for the recommendations and specific guidance including follow-up assessment are provided in this manuscript. These recommendations are indicated as enduring if intended to outlast the pandemic, and limited if intended only for the pandemic health care crisis but may be applicable to future disruptions of health care delivery.

Alternate JournalJ. Child Neurol.
PubMed ID32576057
PubMed Central IDPMC7315378
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