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Hypoxic-ischemic injury is the most common cause of focal seizures in full-term neonates. In pre-term infants, intracranial hemorrhage is the most common cause. Other possible causes of neonatal seizures include ischemic stroke, CNS infections, hypoglycemia, and inborn errors of metabolism. Neonates with large vessel ischemic strokes and focal seizures may not have the typical focal neurological deficits that are seen in adults, due to immaturity of the nervous system.