Fifth day fits: a syndrome of neonatal convulsions.

  title={Fifth day fits: a syndrome of neonatal convulsions.},
  author={D. Pryor and N. A. Don and D C Macourt},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={56 10},
A new syndrome of neonatal convulsions is described. Ninety cases were documented from one maternity hospital between 1973 and 1977. The appearance of this syndrome increased the annual incidence of neonatal convulsions from fewer than 3 to more than 16 per 1000 live births. Fits began on about the fifth day in apparently healthy babies. Investigations and… CONTINUE READING