Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Jittery Movements

video by Janelle Aby, MD

This infant had severe, persistent jitteriness on exam. In this case the jitteriness was associated with irritability, low grade fever, and difficulty feeding. Neonatal abstinence syndrome resulting from the mother's prescription medication was the underlying etiology. Twelve hours after treatment was started for the infant, all these symptoms resolved.

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