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Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Neonatal Seizures (Overview)

Neonatal seizures is a clinical finding in newborns that, unlike older infants, are rarely generalized grand mal, tonic clonic seizures. Seizures are more subtle and may manifest as jerking of the eyes, lip smacking, or posturing of the limb.


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What are the tests for neonatal seizures?

What are the tests for neonatal seizures?

Evaluation: Evaluation includes the observation of the episodes by nurses and physicians, an electroencephalogram (EEG), and neuroimaging (head ultrasound, MRI). there are tests of blood chemistries, blood tests and lumbar puncture to determine if an infection is causing the seizures. ...Read more

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
14 doctors shared insights

Neonatal Seizures (Overview)

Neonatal seizures is a clinical finding in newborns that, unlike older infants, are rarely generalized grand mal, tonic clonic seizures. Seizures are more subtle and may manifest as jerking of the eyes, lip smacking, or posturing of the limb.


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What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

See below: Partial seizure episodes, rhythmic movement of arms or legs. They do not get generalized seizures. ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
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What are the tests for neonatal seizures?

Evaluation: Evaluation includes the observation of the episodes by nurses and physicians, an electroencephalogram (EEG), and neuroimaging (head ultrasound, MRI). there are tests of blood chemistries, blood tests and lumbar puncture to determine if an infection is causing the seizures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

See below: Partial seizure episodes, rhythmic movement of arms or legs. They do not get generalized seizures. ...Read more

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Is there a correlation between abnormally large head circumference and an increased chance of neonatal seizures?

Is there a correlation between abnormally large head circumference and an increased chance of neonatal seizures?

Increased pressure: Head circumferences that increase rapidly (can be followed on the head circumference growth chart) can be associated with neonatal seizures if increased intracranial pressure is present. ...Read more

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My one year boy had a episode of loc, his doctor diagnosed him for seizure due to occipital gliosis (due to neonatal hypoglycemia) , is that curable ?

My one year boy had a episode of loc, his doctor diagnosed him for seizure due to occipital gliosis (due to neonatal hypoglycemia) , is that curable ?

Cure epilepsy?: If your child has only 1 episode of loss of consciousness (?A seizure), a normal eeg, the risk of recurrence is somewhat higher than 50%. I do not have enough information to understand the significance of the mri. Studies have shown if a child with a seizure disorder goes from 2 to 4 years free of seizures, up to 70% will not have a recurrence when medication is weaned. ...Read more

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Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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What should I do if my newborn has a seizure?

What should I do if my newborn has a seizure?

Call doctor or 911: Seizures in newborn infants are not common, and could signal a serious condition. Signs of seizures in your newborn include lip smacking, eye or lip twitching, eye deviation, and arms and leg rigidity. If any of these happen, call your doctor or 911, since you don't know how long the seizure will last. Causes of newborn seizures include infections, low sugar, and certain genetic conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more