Nonepileptic motor phenomena in the neonate

Title

Nonepileptic motor phenomena in the neonate

Creator

Huntsman RJ; Lowry NJ; Sankaran K

Publisher

Paediatrics & Child Health

Date

2008

Description

The newborn infant is prone to clinical motor phenomena that are not epileptic in nature. These include tremors, jitteriness, various forms of myoclonus and brainstem release phenomena. They are frequently misdiagnosed as seizures, resulting in unnecessary investigations and treatment with anticonvulsants, which have potentially harmful side effects. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of literature about many of these phenomena in the newborn, and some of the major textbooks refer to these events as nonepileptic seizures, leading to further confusion for the practitioner. The present paper aims to review these phenomena with special emphasis on differentiating them from epileptic seizures, and offers information on treatment and prognosis wherever possible.
2008

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

680-684

Issue

8

Volume

13

Citation

Huntsman RJ; Lowry NJ; Sankaran K, “Nonepileptic motor phenomena in the neonate,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14221.

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