A 36-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: febrile convulsions?

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Dr. Brian Greenberg
34 years experience Pediatrics
Seizure due to fever: Typically seen in young children, the first symptom is usually the seizure & then noticing the high temperature. It occurs because of a rapid rise of temperature and, what is thought to be, a rapid change in the polarization of nerve cells in the brain. It is important to be seen and evaluated to make sure there is nothing else going on (meningitis,etc).
Answered on Oct 8, 2016

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
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Not much: Febrile seizures are convulsions that happen in babies between the ages of 6 months to 6 years of age. A sudden rise in the body's temperature trigger ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Usually < 5 min: They usually last only for a few seconds and almost always last less than 15 minutes.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Five is the limit: By the time a child is five years old most children will stop having febrile seizures.
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