Neonatal seizures are critical conditions because they are usually related to significant illnesses that require a specific therapy. Antepartum and peripartum seizures are very rare, and represent signs of prenatal-onset neurologic dysfunction. A review of the literature revealed that the main etiologies include severe brain malformations, multiple anomalies, and metabolic encephalopathy. A high incidence of early fatality and serious neurologic sequelae were noted. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy presenting with seizure at birth. These very-early-onset seizures may require unique diagnostic and therapeutic considerations, in contrast with the later onset of seizures in neonates.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Feb 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Clinical Neurology