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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

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


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Symptoms of a seizure in newborn, how it is different from REM sleep?

Symptoms of a seizure in newborn, how it is different from REM sleep?

Variable!: Normal birth and delivery? If in doubt discuss with your pediatrician new born has very prolonged periods of rem, seizures are short lived events, as a rule? ...Read more

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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Neonatal seizures?

Neonatal seizures: Seizures or convulsions that occurs in infants under one month of age. The most common cause of neonatal seizures is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or HIE. HIE is a brain injury that occurs with a lack of oxygen. Neonatal seizures can be focal, limited to one part of the body, or generalized, occur on entire body. ...Read more

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How common are fever-related seizures in newborns?

How common are fever-related seizures in newborns?

Rare: The age range for febrile seizure is normally considered to be 6 months to 6 years of age. ...Read more

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Can subtle seizures in a newborn be caused by HSV 2?

Can subtle seizures in a newborn be caused by HSV 2?

Very unlikely: If the child had obvious neonatal herpes within a month of age (he would have been extremely ill), residual brain damage could result in seizures at age 1 year. But that's much too late for a herpes infection to be the direct cause of seizures. Of course the child should be carefully checked by his pediatriican, but I see no reason for concern about herpes. ...Read more

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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 2 week newborn sometime breaths heavily and gasps for air and his eyes move around is this a seizure?

My 2 week newborn sometime breaths heavily and gasps for air and his eyes move around is this a seizure?

Immature neurology: Newborns neurological systems are not mature for several months. During that time, it is not unusual to see unusual eye movements. I would recommend an evaluation by his pediatrician concerning his breathing difficulties. ...Read more

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If my older child had febrile seizures should I expect my newborn to have them, too?

If my older child had febrile seizures should I expect my newborn to have them, too?

No, but...: If a sibling has experienced febrile seizures, it is more likely the other siblings will have them, but it is still a rather uncommon occurrence, and though it is scary to experience it should not be considered to be a sign of something ominous. Good luck! ...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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Can a seizure in a newborn baby cause bone fracture in any parts of the body?

Can a seizure in a newborn baby cause bone fracture in any parts of the body?

I've never seen it: Most seizure activity in newborns is not as violent or intense as that of adults since the nervous system is not wired up & complete.Infant seizures are more likely to appear as brief tremors or lip smacking. The most common fracture in newborns is the clavicle, which is related to the trauma of delivery. Other fx's would be cause to look for brittle bone disease or trauma. ...Read more

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Is change in voice a sign that someone is having a seizure? What could these symptoms be the sign of?

Is change in voice a sign that someone is having a seizure? What could these symptoms be the sign of?

Vocal change & sz: Sometimes a vocal noise is part of a seizure, like a yelp or a yell. A change in the voice is not normally a seizure. People with seizures normally cannot speak. When they can speak, it may make no sense. There are some videos of this to compare to- see frontal seizure on youtube for example. ...Read more

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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations.. If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment. See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

See below: This is, normally a brief, less than 5 minutes, generalized seizure with loss of consciousness. They occur at the onset of a fever. And, sometimes the seizure happens before you know your child has a fever. They commonly occur between 6 months to 6 years of age. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of seizures?

What are symptoms of seizures?

Multiple: The symptoms depend upon the location of the seizure within the brain. These may include- unusual tastes/odors; rising sensation from the stomach; other abnormal sensory perceptions, loss of awareness, shaking or tingling or an arm or leg, or even brief body jerks. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of seizure?

What's the symptoms of seizure?

Many: There are many types of seizures. Some consist of becoming unresponsive, some will have stiffening and/or shaking of one side of your body or your entire body. The list goes on... But the bottom line is that if you think that you or a family member had a seizure, then get checked. Undiagnosed and untreated seizures can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seizures?

Aura: Most common symptom before a seizure is aura, either a funny light, weird sound, sudden change in mood followed by seizure onset. ...Read more

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What are common signs for a seizure?

Altered consciousnes: A seizure may be associated with a loss of conscious awareness in part or fully. There may be an initial aura such as fear, deja vu, or focal tingling. One might experience transient immobilization or a full blown convulsion. Not unique to experience post-ictal period of confusion and disorientation. Tongue biting and incontinence varies. ...Read more

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Why are seizures a symptom of gliomas?

Brain damage.: Gliomas are tumors of the brain. They arise from glial cells, which are part of the support structure of the brain. As the tumors enlarge, they press on and irritate brain cells. That can make the normal brain cells give off electical impulses, and if there is too much activity, involving too many cells, a seizure will occur. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of having a seizure?

What're the symptoms of having a seizure?

Many: Seizures can have any number of symptoms from simple movements to gran mal whole body shaking to nothing but a brief loss of awareness in petit mal. The latter can cause poor learning due to inattention. It is best to discuss your symptoms with your physician to see if a more thorough evaluation is appropriate. There are many causes, treatments as there are symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a seizure?

What are the symptoms of having a seizure?

Paroxysmal brain: Seizure is best defined as episode of altered consciousness, which can be either focal or generalized. Focal event might be associated with shaking of a limb, but also staring, repetitive mouth movements or bad smells and tastes occur. The more generalized spells, convulsive tremors of arms and legs, tongue biting, bowel/bladder losses, loss of consciousness for 2-3 minutes, post-ictal confusion. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a non-epileptic's seizure?

What are symptoms of a non-epileptic's seizure?

Variety: Non epileptic seizures are not true seizures. They are considered psychogenic and can present with almost any type of event that looks like a seizure. Often need an EEG to distinguish. ...Read more

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Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

Why is seizure a sign of glioma?

It's not: Brain tumors can present with many problems, seizures being one. We are often taught that if a seizure is the first symptom a patient has that leads to the diagnosis of a brain tumor, that they will likely have a more favorable outcome. There are a multitude of "gliomas" - some are relatively benign and slow growing, and those are the ones in which seizure can be the first sign. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more

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What day to day symptoms might a patient with complex partial seizures exhibit?

Seizures: In complex seizures one loses the ability to interact with his surroundings. He may be in a trance like state. His speech may be slurred and sound like gibberish. He may be staring aimlessly into space. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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