A 36-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: febrile convulsions?
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Dr. Brian Greenberg answered
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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