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Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal

"Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A condition marked by recurrent seizures that occur during the first 4-6 weeks of life despite an otherwise benign neonatal course. Autosomal dominant familial and sporadic forms have been identified. Seizures generally consist of brief episodes of tonic posturing and other movements, apnea, eye deviations, and blood pressure fluctuations. These tend to remit after the 6th week of life. The risk of developing epilepsy at an older age is moderately increased in the familial form of this disorder. (Neurologia 1996 Feb;11(2):51-5)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 11 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2012
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