The Infantile Spasms Clinic
Lurie Children’s Infantile Spasms (IS) Program is a multidisciplinary team consisting of a nurse practitioner, pediatric epileptologist, social worker, genetic counselor, ketogenic dietitian, and registered nurse. In addition, the IS team works closely with other specialties including psychiatry, neuropsychology, developmental pediatrics, and physical medicine at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Lurie Children’s IS team has established a guideline and clinic for the diagnosis, etiological work-up, treatment, monitoring, and follow-up of infantile spasms that is supported by the best evidence and expert recommendations. Our clinic was established to provide specialty care to patients with IS requiring urgent initial diagnosis, management of infantile spasms with the best treatments available, and support of a weekly clinic for monitoring and EEG follow-up.