A 5 month old infant with recurrent flexor rapid sudden flexion and extension



Question Number 0713 
Question:
A 5 month old infant with recurrent flexor rapid sudden flexion and extension of the extremities. The spasms were bilateral and symmetric, and appeared in clusters, also involving the head and trunk. On examination he was noted to have arrested psychomotor development. His EEG pattern revelaed high-voltage slow waves, irregularly interspersed with spikes and sharp waves occurring randomly in all cortical areas. These features are characteristic of a
a) Atonic seizure
b) Jacksonian seizure
c) simple partial seizure
d) West's syndrome
e) Petit mal seizure


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