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What causes a newbornbaby to get seize?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Multiple possibilits

Seizures can occur in newborns from multiple causes.
Metabolic:low levels of glucose, calcium, magnesium, sodium, etc. Withdrawal: to maternal meds infection:meningitis, encephalitis or sepsis; genetic: aminoacid disorder ; lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain prior to or during labor, delivery: stroke. A physician team will look into these is a systematic way & treat as indicated.

In brief: Multiple possibilits

Seizures can occur in newborns from multiple causes.
Metabolic:low levels of glucose, calcium, magnesium, sodium, etc. Withdrawal: to maternal meds infection:meningitis, encephalitis or sepsis; genetic: aminoacid disorder ; lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain prior to or during labor, delivery: stroke. A physician team will look into these is a systematic way & treat as indicated.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics

In brief: Many things!

A neonatal seizure can come from a variety of reasons- low blood sugar or calcium, infection, lack of oxygen to the brain in the perinatal period, or a neuroloical or metabolic problem. A dtailed history and workup are needed to determine the cause.

In brief: Many things!

A neonatal seizure can come from a variety of reasons- low blood sugar or calcium, infection, lack of oxygen to the brain in the perinatal period, or a neuroloical or metabolic problem. A dtailed history and workup are needed to determine the cause.
Dr. Teresa Carson
Dr. Teresa Carson
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