Neonatal seizures can result from infection, electrolyte abnormalities, brain malformations or injury (eg, perinatal stroke, hemorrhage, hypoxic ischemic injury), drug withdrawal, metabolic disorders, genetic disorders, or be idiopathic. Hypoxic-ischemic injury is the most common cause. Prognosis varies depending on the cause, from complete resolution of seizures to long-term cognitive and developmental issues and even death.
P90 – Convulsions of newborn
87476004 – Convulsions in the newborn
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls