PEP in a child: how serious is it?

Immediately it is worth saying that it will not be a completeelectric package (PEP) in the car, and perinatal encephalopathy, also PEP, in newborns. The severe manifestation of this disease is the syndrome of suppression of the central nervous system, when the motor activity is significantly reduced in children (the baby is listless, cries softly and weakly, in severe cases there is no sucking reflex), is rarely recorded. PEP in a child can usually manifest as a syndrome of hyperexcitability: in increasing the irritability of the baby, reducing appetite, frequent regurgitation when feeding, giving up breast, bad sleep.

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Causes of the disease

  1. Chronic diseases of the mother.
  2. Exacerbations of chronic infections or acute infections in the mother during pregnancy.
  3. Incorrect food.
  4. The young age of the mother.
  5. Metabolic disorders and hereditary diseases.
  6. Pathologies in pregnancy.
  7. Pathological course of labor and birth trauma.
  8. Unfavorable environmental impact, harmful environmental conditions.
  9. Immaturity and prematurity of the fetus.

How is the PEP going?

The flow of PEP in newborns has three stages. For each - different syndromes. Most often you can observe a combination of several syndromes.

In an acute period this is:

• hypertension-hydrocephalic syndrome;

• convulsive syndrome;

• syndrome of acute neural-reflex excitability;

• coma syndrome;

• the syndrome of the decline of the central nervous system.

In the reductive:

• syndrome of slowing down of psychomotor development;

• syndrome of motor disorders;

• syndrome of vegetative-visceral disorders;

• hypertension-hydrocephalic syndrome;

• epileptic syndrome;

• Syndrome of overestimated nervous reflex excitability.


• recovery;

• retardation of speech, motor or mental development;

• cerebral palsy;

• hydrocephalus;

• epilepsy;

• vegetative-visceral dysfunction;

• neurotic reactions;

• Hyperactivity syndrome with lack of attention.

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Patients with severe and moderate lesions of the brain must be treated in a hospital. With a PEP in a child with mild violations from the hospital they send him under the supervision of a neurologist.


The diagnosis of "PEP" in a child is based onclinical data and analysis of the course of pregnancy and childbirth. Additional methods of investigation are only auxiliary and provide an opportunity to clarify the extent and nature of the brain lesion.


Practically for all syndromes of PEP in a childprescribe vitamins of group B, which can be used inside, intramuscularly and in electrophoresis. Mainly in the treatment of PEP it is possible to confine itself to an individual regimen, physiotherapeutic methods, therapeutic physical training, massage, pedagogical correction. Of drugs, phytotherapeutic and homeopathic remedies are more often used.

pep in the carEffects

By the age of 1 year, most babies have symptomsPEPs pass or remain only minor manifestations that do not have a big impact on development. One of the frequent consequences of transferred encephalopathy is a slight impairment of brain activity, hydrocephalic syndrome. The most severe consequences are epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

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