Neonatal Seizure;A Review
Iranian Journal of Child Neurology,
Vol. 1 No. 4 (2007),
24 January 2009
The occurrence of neonatal seizures may be the first and perhaps, the only clinical sign of a central nervous system (CNS) disorder in the newborn infant. Identifying the etiology for the neonatal seizures is/critical to prognosis and treatment. The most common etiology for neonatal seizures is hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Seizures may indicate the presence of a potentially treatable etiology and should prompt an immediate evaluation to determine the precise cause and institute etiology-specific therapy.
In this review article, we will discuss the etiology, classification, clinical features, diagnosis and the approaches to treatment of neonatal seizures.
Key words: Neonate,Seizure,CNS, Anti-Epileptic drugs(AED'S)
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