Neonatal seizure

What is Neonatal seizure?

Seizures in neonates (newborns) remain the most frequent neurological problem in the nursery. Considerable debate about their consequences exists between data and deductions reached through animal experimentations and those obtained through clinical investigations. The main conflicting issues are whether seizures in newborns can plant the roots for epileptogenesis and cause long-term deficits.

Most neonatal seizures occur over a short time, usually only for a few days. Fewer than half of the affected infants develop seizures in later life. Such neonatal seizures are considered acute reactive (acute symptomatic), and thus the term neonatal epilepsy is not used to describe these seizures. The incidence of neonatal seizures has not been clearly established, although an estimated frequency of 80-120 cases per 100,000 neonates per year has been suggested. The incidence of seizures is higher in the neonatal period (ie, the first 4 wk after birth) than at any other time of life

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My daughter is having neonatal seizures from the third day & after the consulation with neuro surgeon , she was prescribed with Gardenal &...

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The neonatal seizures are commonly treated with gardenal and valproate. Here the risk of getting a seizure is much...

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My daughter was a term baby, but complications during delivery left her with low blood pH and the doctors suspected neonatal seizures. She...

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You need to take care of her till the time she cross the age of 9 to 10. Or to be safer side 12.usually after this age kids brain is develop well...

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EEG on sleep deprived 20 year old results. Hx of intracerebral bleed and bilateral frontal subdural bleed shortly after birth. Patient had burr...

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Hello, My daughter was a term baby, but complications during delivery left her with low blood pH and the doctors suspected neonatal seizures. She...

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EEG on sleep deprived 20 year old results. Hx of intracerebral bleed and bilateral frontal subdural bleed shortly after birth. Patient had burr...

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My daughter is having neonatal seizures from the third day & after the consulation with neuro surgeon , she was prescribed with Gardenal &...

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Gud Evening Dr., My elder son who is 9 yrs 10 months weight of baby is 43 kg. On second day of his birth he got a seizer attack and had been for...

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Hi I am XXXXXXX from Chennai, India. My son (4 1/2 years old; 14 kg weight; 100cms height) got seizure attack in the first time on XXXXXXX 2011;...

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