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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Fever as stress: Fever/illness/lack of sleep etc., all stress factors can set off a seizure in one prone to seizures. To call the adult event a "febrile seizure" is a ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: I wouldn't call them febrile seizures.That is a label we use for kids who have unexplained seizures during a febrile illness. An adult with a head inj ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Unlikelyfebrileseizu: Febrile seizures are usually "outgrown".No medicine is required, a typical febrile seizure is a single event of short duration.Complex febrile seizure ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
No: By definition the upper age for febrile seizures is 7years. If an adult has a seizure with fever the illness causing lowered the threshold for seizur ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Poor term: Febrile seizure is a term used to describe a process in childhood where their immature nervous system can develop benign seizures with febrile stress. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
See below: This is a tough one. If they were short febrile seizures, brought down by meds/cooling etc, then probably none. If they were longer and sustained then ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Convulsion: A febrile seizure is a convulsion that occurs as a result of a fever. Most febrile seizures result in the child fainting followed by twitching of the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Nahouraii
31 years experience in Neurology
The rise of fever: Febrile seizures are common in children, about 5% of the population. They are generally a combination of how fast the fever rises and a genetic predi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Treat the fever: Febrile seizures rarely are dangerous to the child if managed well. More risk is the illness and the child's overall health. Medication can be given ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: If an adult male had a seizure with a fever, it would not be classified as a febrile seizure and he would have a thorough evaluation.

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