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Neonatal cerebral depression

Symptoms of Neonatal cerebral depression

The following features are indicative of Neonatal cerebral depression:
  • low apgar scores
  • seizures
  • perinatal asphyxia

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Common Causes of Neonatal cerebral depression

The following are the most common causes of Neonatal cerebral depression:
  • fetal asphyxia during labour
  • birth asphyxia

Risk Factors for Neonatal cerebral depression

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Neonatal cerebral depression:
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • thyroid dysfunction
  • previous cesarean delivery
  • preeclampsia
  • fetal growth restriction
  • abnormal amniotic fluid volume
  • abnormal fetal heart rate

Prevention of Neonatal cerebral depression

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Neonatal cerebral depression.

Occurrence of Neonatal cerebral depression

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Neonatal cerebral depression cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Neonatal cerebral depression most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • At birth

Common Gender

Neonatal cerebral depression can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Neonatal cerebral depression

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Neonatal cerebral depression:
  • Brain MRI (magnetic resonance spectroscopy): To produce detailed images of the brain
  • CT scan (Computed tomography): To produce cross-sectional images of specific area of brain
  • Ultrasound: To look at organs and structures inside the body

Complications of Neonatal cerebral depression if untreated

It is not know if Neonatal cerebral depression causes complications if left untreated.

Procedures for Treatment of Neonatal cerebral depression

The following procedures are used to treat Neonatal cerebral depression:
  • Hypothermia therapy: To treat the neonatal encephalopathy

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Neonatal cerebral depression.

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