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Does anyone know if there is a link between neuroblastoma and infant seizures my son was recently diagnosed with both?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
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In brief: Can be associated

Neuroblastoma may indirectly cause seizures by causing high blood pressure, which then results in hypertensive encephalopathy- which can cause seizures, however this is pretty rare.
Most often neuroblastoma presents first with vague symptoms like tiredness, fever and decreased appetite. Neuroblastoma is also the only known tumor that may spontaneously regress in specific infant cases.

In brief: Can be associated

Neuroblastoma may indirectly cause seizures by causing high blood pressure, which then results in hypertensive encephalopathy- which can cause seizures, however this is pretty rare.
Most often neuroblastoma presents first with vague symptoms like tiredness, fever and decreased appetite. Neuroblastoma is also the only known tumor that may spontaneously regress in specific infant cases.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Unsure

Infants wityh stage IV neuroblastoma can have associated seizures.
This can even be ther presenting symptom. Infants withn seizures do not necessarily have neuroblastoma.

In brief: Unsure

Infants wityh stage IV neuroblastoma can have associated seizures.
This can even be ther presenting symptom. Infants withn seizures do not necessarily have neuroblastoma.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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