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A Newborn with Intermittent Posturing

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  1. Neonates with abnormal background EEG activity within the first week following stroke are more likely to develop hemiplegia. The mortality rate from neonatal stroke is less than 10%. One third of patients with neonatal stroke recover and have no neurologic sequelae. The recurrence rate of neonatal stroke is less than that of childhood stroke and is only 3% to 5%. Abnormal background EEG activity in the first week after stroke is a prognostic indicator for hemiplegia and poor neurologic outcome.

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