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Seizures and cerebral infarction in the full-term newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4004159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebral arterial infarction is a more common cause of neonatal seizures than has been previously appreciated. In 50 full-term newborns with seizures studied, 7 had cerebral infarction which was the second most common definable cause of seizures. We describe these 7 full-term infants with cerebrovascular accidents who presented with focal or generalized seizures. Obstetrical histories were normal in 5 of these patients. Their neurological examinations demonstrated lethargy and generalized hypotonia. Electroencephalograms demonstrated focal abnormalities in 4 infants. Computed tomographic scans in the first week of life showed infarctions in 6 newborns and in another at age 6 months. Neonatal stroke should be considered as a cause of seizures in a full-term newborn in spite of a normal obstetrical history and a nonfocal neurological examination.
S R Levy; I F Abroms; P C Marshall; E E Rosquete
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of neurology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0364-5134     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-02     Completed Date:  1985-07-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707449     Medline TA:  Ann Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Infarction / complications*,  etiology,  radiography
Infant, Newborn
Seizures / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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