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From Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies:

My daughter is one week old and they cannot find a reason for her seizures. Can an infant of a week old have diabetes? If so, can it be complicated by maltodextrin in the infant formula causing seizures?

Answer:

Although one form of diabetes can occur in the newborn, it is exceedingly rare and malto-dextrins in the formula would not lead to seizures. There can be many other causes for seizures at this age, but you will have to rely on your daughter's doctor to find the answer. I hope all goes well.

DOB

DTQ-20001007095300
Original posting 3 Nov 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms

  
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