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Some Causes of Seizures in Newborns, Infants, and Children

Some Causes of Seizures in Newborns, Infants, and Children

Type

Disorder

General disorders

Brain disorders

Gene disorders that affect nerve functions in the brain

Metabolic disorders

Temporary abnormalities in blood levels of sugar (glucose), calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, or sodium

Drugs

Accidental ingestion of a drug or poison by an infant or young child