Neonatal focal seizures and hypomagnesemia: A case report

Alberto Maria Cappellari, Giacomo Tardini, Marta Benedetta Maria Mazzoni, Massimo Belli, Gregorio Paolo Milani, Emilio Filippo Fossali

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Background In seizures caused by electrolytes disorders, a prompt diagnosis allows an appropriate treatment and reduces the risk of neurological complications. Hypomagnesemia is a recognized cause of generalized seizures, while it has been anecdotally reported in focal forms. Case presentation We describe a newborn with recurrent focal seizures due to transient hypomagnesemia. Conclusion Physicians should consider the possible occurrence of such disorder also in cases of focal seizures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Paediatric Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Electrolytes disorders
  • Focal seizures
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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