What is included in long-term monitoring of neonatal seizures?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Raj D Sheth, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP  more...
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Neurology outpatient evaluation and follow-up are needed to decide when to discontinue seizure medications. Orthopedic evaluations may be appropriate in infants with joint deformities.

Patients require developmental evaluation for early identification of physical or cognitive deficits. Enrollment in a "birth to 3" early intervention program may be indicated. Patients with tone abnormalities must be monitored carefully for development of contractures; strongly consider a physical medicine/physical therapy referral.


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