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Can fevers cause seizures in children?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Fevers can cause seizures in children generally between the ages of 6 months to 5 years. However, it is not as common above 3 years of age.

Answered Dec 13, 2014


Dr. William Goldie answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

About 3% of all children will experience seizures during a febrile illness. The fever is just a part of the cause. More common is the toxic state associated with high cytokine production. This is a normal and appropriate reaction of the young body to a bad infection. The seizure event is a sign of the toxic state and may occur before the fever develops. Most go away without bad effect.

Answered Nov 1, 2012


Dr. Shalini Sethi answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Febrile seizures occur if their is rapid rise of fever , in some kids.

Answered Nov 11, 2016



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