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Newborn having trembling hands and legs post stopping eptoin, had seizures on limbs, blood culture normal, has lymphocytosis. What can be done?

Hi Doctor,My Daughter had seizures on upper left and lower left limbs on her 3rd day of birth. Blood culture normal,Ultrasound Granium is normal and she had lymphocytosis.So we had Ronem IV injection for 7 Days.Doctor prescribed Eptoin 1.5ml BD and Gardenol 15mg HS.As other pediatrician suggested stopped eptoin but she had legs and hands shivering .So started giving it again.Please help me on this.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Thanks for your query. We would have appreciated if you had informed us about the diagnosis at discharge. Seizures can occur for a good number of reasons and it is not possible to discuss all of them here.

Birth traumas and metabolic causes are the most common form of seizures in the immediate neonatal period. It is advisable to continue with Eptoin till the treating pediatrician is comfortable with the status of the child. I suggest that you discuss with your pediatrician and also get a serum ionic calcium level done.

Wishing your daugher an early recovery.
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