Epilepsy is one of the more common diagnoses to come from HIE, and there are certain types of seizure disorders that HIE children are more prone to developing. According to research studies, HIE makes children five times more vulnerable to developing epilepsy at some point in their life. In addition, HIE is a leading cause of several rare types of epilepsy. We are grateful to participate in many different research and organizational collaboratives to address this population within the HIE community, and work to move forward treatments and therapies to improve the quality of life for families with HIE and epilepsy.
Many babies and children experience seizures at the onset of HIE
HIE is one of the leading causes of Infantile Spasms, a type of epilepsy. If not treated aggressively, IS can cause developmental regression.
IS most commonly develops in the first 4-8 months post-injury
Once seizures are controlled post-injury, the likelihood of developing a form of epilepsy ranges from 9% to 33% in children who experienced seizures at time of injury, and five times the risk of developing epilepsy, according to current research.
Projects like the Neonatal Seizure Registry, that Hope for HIE participates in, are working on long term studies to give more accurate information.
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