What is the role of neonatal EEG in the workup of CNS infections?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Rosalia C Silvestri-Hobson, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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An important distinction must be made between prenatal and postnatal infections. No specific or typical EEG patterns exist for the first group. Severity and extent of CNS involvement is more significant compared to noninfectious etiologies. Rubella and toxoplasmosis are the most common causative agents.


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