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Help please! could dehydration in babies cause seizures?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Yes: Dehydration may effect the body's concentration of sodium and other minerals as well as the body's acid/base balance causing seizures. In addition blood sugar levels may also be affected by dehydration causing seizures. Speak to your doctor about your concerns.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Severe hypotonic dehydration may induce convulsion. Mismanagement of hypertonic dehydration can elicit seizure as well.

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