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49. Absence Seizures Absence seizures are brief episodes of altered awareness. No muscle activity occurs except eyelid fluttering or
twitching. The child has a blank facial expression. These seizures last only 5 to 10 seconds, but they may occur one after another
several times a day. Myoclonic seizures are brief random contractions of a muscle group that can occur on one or both sides of
the body. Simple partial seizures consist of twitching of an extremity, face, or neck, or the sensation of twitching or numbness in
an extremity or face or neck.
50. Increased Intracranial Pressure
Decerebrate posturing is characterized by the rigid extension and pronation of the arms and
51. Hydrocephalus In infants with hydrocephalus, the head grows at an abnormal rate and if the infant is not repositioned
frequently, pressure ulcers can occur on the back and side of the head. An egg crate mattress under the head is also a nursing
intervention that can help prevent skin breakdown....
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