We report an unusual presentation of withdrawal from venlafaxine in a preterm baby of 29 weeks gestation, who presented with myoclonic seizures on second day of life. The seizures were confirmed with amplitude integrated EEG (aEEG). Other causes of neonatal seizures were excluded. She responded to treatment with phenobarbitone and phenytoin. Her MRI scan of the brain was normal and remains well on follow up. We believe this case to be the first report of seizure in a preterm baby resulting from maternal venlafaxine use and details the contribution of aEEG in the care of one such infant.
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