The Global Infantile Spasm Treatment Market size was valued at US$ 111.1 million in 2017 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.1% over the forecast period (2018 – 2026).
Infantile spasm is a rare disorder that appears as seizures in infants below 1 year. Infantile spasm causes series of sudden, jerking movements of legs and arms or fast drop of head. The duration of spasm can last up to couple of seconds. Major drugs used for the treatment of infantile spasm include adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), however, due to its side effects, doctors also prefer anti-seizure drugs such as vigabatrin and other steroid therapies.
Increasing prevalence of central nervous system infection, may develop infantile spasm which in turn is expected to boost the infantile spasm treatment market. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in January 2018, the prevalence of infantile spasm was 2 to 3.5 infants per