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Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal
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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)
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Benign Familial Infantile Convulsions
Benign Familial Infantile Convulsions Syndrome
Benign Familial Neonatal Convulsions
Benign Familial Neonatal Epilepsy
Benign Familial Neonatal-Infantile Seizures
Benign Infantile Familial Convulsions
Benign Neonatal Convulsions
Benign Neonatal Epilepsy
Benign Neonatal Epilepsy, Nonfamilial
Benign Neonatal Non-Familial Convulsions
Benign Neonatal Nonfamilial Epilepsy
Benign Non-Familial Neonatal Convulsions
Convulsions Benign Familial Neonatal
Convulsions, Benign Familial Infantile, 1
Convulsions, Benign Familial Infantile, 3
Convulsions, Benign Neonatal, Familial
Convulsions, Benign Neonatal, Non-Familial
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal, Familial
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal, Non-Familial
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal, Nonfamilial
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal-Infantile
Familial Benign Neonatal Convulsions
Familial Benign Neonatal Epilepsy
Neonatal Convulsions, Benign
Non-Familial Benign Neonatal Convulsions
Non-Familial Benign Neonatal Epilepsy
Seizures, Benign Familial Infantile, 1
Seizures, Benign Familial Infantile, 3
Seizures, Benign Familial Neonatal-Infantile
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Epilepsy (1968-1999)
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Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal Preferred
Benign Neonatal Epilepsy, Nonfamilial Narrower
Seizures, Benign Familial Infantile, 1 Narrower
Benign Familial Neonatal Epilepsy Narrower
Convulsions, Benign Familial Infantile, 3 Narrower
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