Childhood Diseases

Posted by: very concerned | 2009-10-29


Brain development

My daughter (5) had a seisure on Sunday morning, after we were told that she had measels, and was rushed to the emergency room. She was stabilsed, and admitted, and after 5 hours of sleep, she woke up like nothing happened. The docter told me that it was viral, either encephilites or german measels, but one of his main concerns was the fact that when she was in this post-ectal state, (I think thats how you spell it), she was constantly grinding her teeth.

Out of the blue he asked me how far behind she was in school. I was schocked that he could tell that without me ever saying anything about that. He also told me to go and see a peaditrician about that and have it sorted out, otherwise she will suffer through school her whole life.

She is very behind in her work, where other children can write their names already, she can' t, even her speech is very behind.

How did he pick up her ' behindness"  through the grinding of the teeth, and how do I " sort it out" , as he stated?

Expert's Reply



It is difficult for me to answer your question without being able to see your little girl.I am concerned about the convulsion which she had recently especially as she had measles. One of the worrying problems of measles in children is that some children develop an encephalitis. Your child must be seen by a paediatrician and needs careful examination and may need additional tests to be done. Please do this ASAP.

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Posted by: nadi | 2015-11-14

Hi there My child is 7 years old,she was diagnosed with Phace Syndrome by the paedrition Lippert,so lately she's been suffering from alot of seizures and her health seems to be declining,she can't even walk anymore .can somebody help me Reply to

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Posted by: Shelby | 2009-10-29

Hi there,

My 2 and half year old son had seizures with Rotavirus and was later diagnosed with Epilepsy. We saw a brilliant doctor in Pretoria, at the Unitas Hospital, Dr Lippert. He is a Paediatrician Neurologist and did an EEG to check the brain function. My son has a problem with Gross Motor Skills, that is the large muscles. He often falls down and falls off his bike but passed the speech and Small Motor Skills tests. Perhaps he can help you out.

Good luck.

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