Spinal Epidural Abscess (SEA), is occurring with greater frequency in our population but it is an often misdiagnosed cause of back pain that can result in serious consequences including paralysis if not detected and treated correctly. If SEA is diagnosed, surgery must be performed immediately to prevent these serious consequences.
Infantile spasms are a type of seizure occurring in early childhood. They are characterized by a baby's arm and leg muscles stiffening and their heads bending forward. Time is of the essence in diagnosing and treating infantile spasm as a delay in treatment can be associated with adverse neurological outcomes.