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 10,000 live births.
Government initiatives for rare disease treatment is expected to boost the market growth. For instance, The American Academy of Pediatrics also works with the Child Neurology Society, Child Neurology Foundation, American College of Emergency Physicians, and other partners to build advocacy, identify awareness gaps, and expand outreach opportunities.
The relapse or reoccurrence of infantile spasm is a major factor driving growth of the infantile spasm treatment market. According to investigators from Okayama University Hospital, Japan, after the treatment of infantile spasm with ACTH therapy for 11 to 37 days, the disease reoccurred in 41% of the people under study.
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