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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 222-223

Unusual cause of seizure in preterm infant


1 Department of Pediatric, King Abdulaziz Medical City-WR, Ministry of National Guard; King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre; College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Neurology, King Abdullah Medical Complex, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Jubara S Alallah
Department of Pediatric, Neonatology Section, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard health Affair, P. O. Box: 9515, Jeddah 2123
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/jcn.jcn_49_22

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Neonatal seizures are prevalent in premature babies and can be the earliest sign of neurological abnormalities. Seizures in newborns are clinically significant and further inquiry leading to a solid identification of the underlying disease can aid with prognosis and treatment options. We report a male neonate born at 27 + 6 weeks of gestation. An intractable seizure developed at 9 days of age. The diagnosis is confirmed based on genetic testing.


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