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1,674 Possible Causes for Neonatal Seizures

  • Skin Infection

    The infant recovered, with no seizures by the 16th day from admission, and was off the ventilator by the 18th day.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 1-week-old infant was brought to a regional hospital with a history of recurrent seizures following lower abdominal septic skin infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This was shorter than the usual 3 - 4 weeks for neonates with tetanus at the hospital.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Fetal Distress in Labor

    The infant may suffer: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy Meconium aspiration syndrome Cerebral palsy Neonatal seizures 8 Intrapartum Testing Tests utilized to assess fetal well[slideplayer.com]

  • Tetanus Neonatorum

    Tetanus was frequently confused with neonatal seizures at time of presentation. All infants were delivered at home.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] From the American Academy of Pediatrics Article Abstract Five infants with neonatal tetanus were managed with neuromuscular blockade and positive pressure ventilation.[pediatrics.aappublications.org] seizures of the patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Neonatal Hypocalcemia

    Neonatal seizures were significantly associated with neonatal hypocalcemia in the entire sample (P 0.0001), regardless of intellectual level.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Seven had both neonatal hypocalcemia and neonatal seizures; neonatal hypocalcemia was identified following neonatal seizures in five subjects.[nature.com] We report here a 14-day-old neonate presenting with a gradually increasing frequency of tonic seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    seizures and unexplained spastic cerebral palsy in infants of normal birth weight. 5 Up to 2 percent of maternal carriers deliver infants with invasive group B streptococcal[aafp.org] Signs and symptoms of GBS neonatal infection may include fever , breathing problems, seizures , lethargy, and poor feeding.[medicinenet.com] […] pelvic thrombophlebitis, endocarditis and sepsis. 3 , 4 Clinically diagnosed maternal intrapartum infection is strongly associated with five-minute Apgar scores below 6, neonatal[aafp.org]

  • Pyridoxine Dependency Syndrome

    What causes neonatal seizures?[aboutkidshealth.ca] Folinic acid–responsive seizures are another treatable cause of neonatal seizures.[demosmedical.com] […] sleep myoclonus or benign neonatal seizures.[adc.bmj.com]

  • Neonatal Hypoglycemia

    PDE should be included in the differential diagnosis of hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis in addition to medically refractory neonatal seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nine children with neonatal seizures had moderate or severe white matter injury and 7 had cortical involvement.[pediatricneurologybriefs.com] Twenty-seven patients with seizure and history of neonatal hypoglycemia were compared with 28 children suffering from idiopathic occipital epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Neonatal Intracranial Hemorrhage

    […] period is not obvious, And in the months after birth, chronic subdural effusion, seizures, developmental delay and anemia.[healthfrom.com] Neurologic manifestations like neonatal seizure, decreased level of consciousness, increased intracranial pressure are the most common presentations of ICH in term newborns[intechopen.com] Infants with intracranial hemorrhages and brain bleeds may exhibit the following signs and symptoms: Lethargy Neonatal seizures Apnea Feeding difficulties Irritability Bulging[abclawcenters.com]

  • Status Epilepticus

    In an emergency go to Management Algorithm For guidelines on neonatal seizure management see Newborn Services Guideline for seizures Definition of Status Epilepticus Recurrent[starship.org.nz] Neonatal SE is challenging to diagnose and treat because seizures in neonates are usually subtle and not dramatic in appearance.[pedsinreview.aappublications.org] It is still routinely used for the treatment of neonatal seizures, as well as for children who are already on phenytoin maintenance.[cps.ca]

  • Hypocalcemia

    Genetic analysis of the CaSR gene was performed in a patient who presented in the neonatal period with hypocalcemic seizures and biochemical features of ADH.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Case 1: Neonate with seizures and hypocalcemia. Paediatr Child Health. 2008;13(3):197-200. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2529411/ Dawrant J, Pacaud D.[physio-pedia.com] Very late osteopenia of prematurity: see section on neonatal nutrition.[uichildrens.org]

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