Neonatal encephalopathy

Michael V Johnston

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Neonatal encephalopathy is caused by a diverse group of acquired and genetic disorders. Geographic location and level of medical care appear to affect the distribution of etiologies: less than 30% of cases are associated with intrapartum hypoxia in advanced countries such as Australia while more than half have been linked to intrapartum events in less advanced regions. A combination of EEG and brain imaging, especially MRI, is useful for establishing a diagnosis and prognosis. Specific therapies are available for some causes of encephalopathy, and anticonvulsants should be administered to treat seizures although their neuroprotective effects have not been established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780849340888
ISBN (Print)0824726936, 9780824726935
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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