What is the significance of abnormal neonatal EEG patterns during sleep-wake states?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Rosalia C Silvestri-Hobson, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Abnormalities of EEG patterns, noted in relation to sleep states and the instability of sleep-wake states during the newborn period, have some prognostic value. When different etiologies of the EEG pattern are considered, a few fundamental groups can be distinguished.


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