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Neonatal Seizures in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for the Management

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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Division of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Turk Arch Pediatr 2024; 59: 13-22
DOI: 10.5152/TurkArchPediatr.2024.23250
Read: 427 Downloads: 163 Published: 02 January 2024

Neonatal seizures are a common cause of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission and a significant source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Over the recent decades, there have been significant improvements in perinatal and neonatal medicine and electroencephalograp hic monitoring that have enhanced the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal seizures in highincome countries. However, the management of neonatal seizures remains a major challenge in low- to middle-income countries, where the availabilityof resources is limited. The purpose of this article is to present a comprehensive review of the current evidence on the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of neonatal seizures and to offer practical management recommendations that could be implemented in resource-limited settings.

Cite this article as: Spenard S, Ivan Salazar Cerda C, Cizmeci MN. Neonatal seizures in low and middleincome countries: Review of the literature and recommendations for the management. Turk Arch Pediatr. 2024;59(1):13-22.

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