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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY (IJCN)   FEBRUARY 2008 , Volume 2 , Number 2; Page(s) 23 To 26.
 
Paper: 

NEONATAL SEIZURE: ETIOLOGY AND TYPE

 
 
Author(s):  MOAYEDI A.R.*, ZAKERI S., MOAYEDI F.
 
* CHILDREN HOSPITAL, BANDAR ABBAS
 
Abstract: 
Objective: Neonates, for many reasons, are at particular risk for the development of seizures, which are a strong predictor of later morbidity and mortality in infants.
We undertook this study to determine the incidence, etiologic distribution and neonatal seizure type in neonates with hospital admission over a period of 4 years.
Materials and Methods: This, a retrospective study of newborns admitted in hospital with a diagnosis of neonatal seizures, was conducted over a 4 year period between March 2001and March 2005.
Data were obtained from hospital records were analyzed using the Chi-square test.
Results: Of 4541 newborns, admitted to hospital, during the study period, seizures occurred in 110neonates. The incidence of neonatal seizures was 2.4%; the causes of neonatal seizure were Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) - 36.4%, infections -19.1%, metabolic abnormalities - 7.3%, Intra Cranial Hemorrhage (ICH) - 2.7%, structural disorders - 1.8%and in 32.7%of cases, the cause was unknown.
Subtle seizures (39.1%) were the most common type of seizures; and the other types were myoclonic (17.3%), clonic (10.0%), Tonic (7.3%), Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizures (GTCS) (12.7%) and in 13.6% of cases the type of seizure was not mentioned. Mortality rate was 13.6%.
Conclusion: Health care workers and parents need to be made aware of subtle seizures and the importance of timely and appropriate treatment to decrease any further complications.
 
Keyword(s): NEONATAL SEIZURE, INCIDENCE, TYPE, ETIOLOGY
 
 
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MOAYEDI, A., & ZAKERI, S., & MOAYEDI, F. (2008). NEONATAL SEIZURE: ETIOLOGY AND TYPE. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY (IJCN), 2(2), 23-26. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=106831



Vancouver: Copy

MOAYEDI A.R., ZAKERI S., MOAYEDI F.. NEONATAL SEIZURE: ETIOLOGY AND TYPE. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY (IJCN). 2008 [cited 2021July30];2(2):23-26. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=106831



IEEE: Copy

MOAYEDI, A., ZAKERI, S., MOAYEDI, F., 2008. NEONATAL SEIZURE: ETIOLOGY AND TYPE. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY (IJCN), [online] 2(2), pp.23-26. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=106831.



 
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