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Neonatal Neurology

Neonatal neurology is a specialized field within the specialty of neurology. The developing brain can be particularly susceptible to various injuries and inborn errors, with specialized treatments as well as diagnostic modalities required. Connecticut Children’s neurologists works closely with neonatologists to identify those children at risk for neurological problems, and to ensure accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatments.

Our division provides prolonged EEG monitoring with neurologists trained in the interpretation of neonatal EEG and treatment of neonatal seizures. We also have specialists in neuromuscular disorders and genetic disorders, who can provide specialized consultation to fit the needs of the child and their family.

Our collaborative team approach has the goal of helping each child reach their full potential.

Neonatal Epilepsy Program

Seizures in neonates differ significantly from older patients. Generalized tonic-clonic seizures are rare in neonates. These are most commonly seen in the NICU. The most common cause of neonatal seizures is hypoxia. Other causes include bleeding, stroke, infections, metabolic disorders and channelopathy. We provide comprehensive testing of neonatal seizures such as EEG monitoring. We work with Connecticut Children’s neonatology program to treat babies with seizures.

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