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Fallah R, Yarhosseini Z, Nafisi Moghadam R, Ahrar yazdi M. Evaluation of brain CT scan findings of neonates with clinical seizure admitted to Yazd Shahid Sadoughi Hospital and its correlation with clinical findings . JSSU 2018; 26 (4) :294-305
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Introdution: Seizure is the most common neurologic symptom of neonatal period and brain CT scan can be helpful in finding of its etiology. The purpose of present study was to evaluate brain CT scan findings of admitted neonates with clinical seizure and its correlation with clinical findings.
Methods: In a retrospective descriptive study, medical records and brain CT scan findings of neonates with clinical seizure who were admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Pediatric Ward of Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Yazd, Iran were evaluated from 2007–2016.
Results: Brain CT scans of 41 girls (49.4%) and 42 boys (50.6%) were evaluated and brain CT scan was normal abnormal in 29 newborns (35%). Abnormal brain CT was more frequent in neonates with history of birth asphyxia (63.6% vs. 24.6%, p= 0.001), partial seizure (58% vs. 21.2%) and seizure in less than 72 hours of birth (55% and vs. 28.6%, p= 0.03).
Conclusion: Based on the result of present study, brain CT scans might be useful in detection of brain pathology of seizure causes in neonate with history of birth asphyxia, partial seizure and seizure in less than 72 hours of birth.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2017/05/15 | Accepted: 2017/10/14 | Published: 2018/09/15

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