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Causes of seizures in new born:
« on: October 27, 2012, 10:22:41 AM »
Birth trauma that causes bleeding into the brain can cause seizures that may occur for a short time after birth. Low oxygen levels, a condition called hypoxia-ischemia, is the most common cause of newborn seizures. These kind of seizures tend to stop after three to four days.
Febrile seizures are the most common type of infant seizure, occurring 1 in 20 infants. Febrile seizures most often affect children between ages 6 months and 6 years and may run in families.Febrile seizures lasting more than 15 minutes, called complex seizures, may cause long-term neurological damage and require medication.
Infection can cause seizures in newborns and older infants. Meningitis, group B streptococcus, cytomegalo virus and herpes simplex virus all can cause infant seizures.
Low blood sugar, low or high sodium levels or low calcium or magnesium levels in the blood in the neonatal period can also cause seizures,
Infantile spasms usually start between the ages of 4 and 6 months,according to Loyola University .Infantile seizures, which are caused by various neurological diseases, cause developmental problems in up to 95% of babies with unidentifiable seizure cause and 60% in those for whom no cause can be identified.