Use of the Modified Atkins Diet in Infantile Spasms

2014-07-23 21:11:54 | BioPortfolio


Infantile spasms constitute a type of catastrophic epilepsy syndrome occuring in young children. The ketogenic diet has been shown to be very effective in these children. The modified Atkins diet is a less restrictive option than the ketogenic diet, which has been effective in preliminary studies on refractory epilepsy in children, adolescents and adults. Modified Atkins diet may be of special importance in infants, as proteins are not restricted, hence no problems with growth are expected. Hence this pilot study has been planned to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the modified Atkins diet in infantile spasms refractory to conventional treatment (ACTH, vigabatrin, and anti-epileptic drugs).

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Infantile Spasms


modified Atkins diet, modified Atkins diet


All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi




All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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