TITLE

Overview of Neonatal Seizures

AUTHOR(S)
Laroia, Nirupama
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Perinatology: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Care;May/Jun2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p124
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the diagnosis and treatment in neonatal seizures which are the most frequent and only sign of neurologic dysfunction in the neonate. It stated that seizures takes place when there is a synchronous excessive electrical discharge or depolarization of neurons with in the central nervous system. Furthermore, anticonvulsant medications may be initiated if the infant seems to have frequent seizure attacks with an abnormal neurologic examination.
ACCESSION #
27694403

 

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