Neonatal Adrenoleukodystrophy Presenting With Seizure at Birth: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Ying Chao Chang, Chao Ching Huang, Song Chei Huang, Fang Chih Hung

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Neonatal seizures are critical conditions because they are usually related to significant illnesses that require a specific therapy. Antepartum and peripartum seizures are very rare, and represent signs of prenatal-onset neurologic dysfunction. A review of the literature revealed that the main etiologies include severe brain malformations, multiple anomalies, and metabolic encephalopathy. A high incidence of early fatality and serious neurologic sequelae were noted. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy presenting with seizure at birth. These very-early-onset seizures may require unique diagnostic and therapeutic considerations, in contrast with the later onset of seizures in neonates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-139
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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