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A Newborn with Intermittent Posturing

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  1. Neonatal stroke is a commonly recognized entity in the neonatal period. The incidence of strokes has not changed over time. Improved diagnostic techniques have been able to recognize strokes earlier. Despite the fact that stroke is the second most common cause of newborn seizures and one of the top 10 causes of death in the neonatal period, it is still an under-diagnosed entity in the neonatal period.

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