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More event than ill: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is by definition caused by lack of blood flow(&o2) resulting in damage to the brain. Consider a sudden loss of blood presure(bp) in a pregnant mom where blood doesn't flow thru the placenta or a baby whose unstable BP slows blood flow thru the brain.Either prevents nutrients from getting to the brain & injury occurs.An illness may cause a drop BP & trigger process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally no: A simple faint restores adequate blood flow to the brain as you become horizontal, and recovery is forthcoming. If you die from a faint it can be from a fatal arrhythmia (such as from long qt syndrome or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.). A physician can help determine if there is cause for concern. ...Read more
Anoxia = no oxygen: Anoxia is the medical term for total lack of oxygen, which is not a personality feature. Someone who has been oxygen-deprived due to illness or injury can develop "anoxic brain injury" which varies in severity from total permanent coma to milder symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness, physical weakness, disinhibition (doing things that aren't socially appropriate) and difficulty learning. ...Read more
No: Hie, or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, is not thought to have a genetic predisposition. However, underlying conditions that may predispose to hie, such as fetal growth restriction, fetal macrosomia, placental insufficiency, abnormal placentation, etc, may have genetic bases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers