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Signs Of Seizures In Newborn Babies
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 seizers 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 2 week newborn sometime breaths heavily and gasps for air and his eyes move around is this a seizure ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a correlation between abnormally large head circumference and an increased chance of neonatal seizures?
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