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June 11, 2009 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2009-06-11

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Early diagnosis, treatment
give parents hope.

our months
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after Allie
Jacobs was
born, her seizures
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began. "Both arms
.
would go out to her
side and her little body
,
would suddenly go into
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a crunch-like position,
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usually after waking,"
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says her dad.
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involuntary movements
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often came in clusters
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or waves, sometimes up
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to five to 10 at a time
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ing to their daughter
Dr. Trock with patient Allie Jacobs of West
and were treatments
Bloomfield.
available to help Allie?
Parents Josh and
Jodie Jacobs of West Bloomfield
the United States have been diag-
nosed with the condition. Trock
sought the help of Gary Trock,
M.D., director of pediatric neurolo-
sees just a few cases each year.
"It usually develops in the
gy at Beaumont Children's Hospital
first few months of life and can
and co-medical director of the epi-
lepsy monitoring unit at Beaumont
be difficult to treat," says Trock.
"Developmental delays in speech
Hospital in Royal Oak.
and movements frequently occur,
After Allie underwent an MRI
scan, blood tests and an electroen-
especially if the seizures are not
cephalograph, Trock diagnosed her
diagnosed early and treated aggres-
seizures as infantile spasms, also
sively. Even then, development may
known as West syndrome.
be delayed, leading to permanent
Infantile spasms, also known as
deficits.
IS, are a rare condition constituting
"Therefore, it's important that
2 percent of childhood epilepsies.
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It is estimated that 8,500 infants in

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