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Can fevers cause seizures in children?

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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

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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

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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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