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Doctor insights on: Adult Febrile Seizures

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Do adults get febrile seizures?

Do adults get febrile seizures?

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 seizure. You should speak with your doctor and see a neurologist ...Read more

Dr. Manoj Mittal
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Febrile Convulsions (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can adults get febrile seizures? And if so, how severe can these seizures get? Do they only happen at really high temperatures, or any temperature?

Can adults get febrile seizures? And if so, how severe can these seizures get? Do they only happen at really high temperatures, or any temperature?

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. It would never be applied to an adult with a mature nervous system. Childhood seizures are often benign, while adult seizures are not. Any seizure patient is more likely to have a seizure if they have a fever. ...Read more

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How many years to cure the febrile seizure's in kids and adults? What r drugs to cure age 6+ and completed 15+ episodes of fits patient's?

By age 6 yrs: Febrile seizures usually subside by age 6 yr.if they are continuing you need to see a pediatric neurologist,get an EEG and then decide on treatment ...Read more

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Febrile seizures in an adult patient. I thought only little kids have febrile seizures.?

Febrile seizures in an adult patient. I thought only little kids have febrile seizures.?

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 misuse of a term limited by convention to a benign childhood condition. A more accepted term would be a seizure associated with fever and its long term prognosis would be much different.. ...Read more

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Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?

Febrile seizures in an adult patient in the icu with a head injury and early onset pneumonia, make sense?

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 injury has a potential reason for seizures and any fever would likely bring it out. ...Read more

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What is a febrile seizure?

What is a febrile seizure?

No one knows: It is believed that the young child's body produces potent toxins when they get ill. These are referred to as cytokines. These agents cause the child to react with feeling miserable and perhaps developing fever. These agents can irritate the brain and body to produce seizure like activity. The effects are fully reversible. Our over reaction often makes more injury than the initial illness. ...Read more

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How should I treat febrile seizure?

How should I treat febrile seizure?

Self Resolve: Febrile seizure can happen in young children when their temperature rises rapidly. It is usually brief, and generalized (affects the entire body). There's no long term consequences. Febrile seizure that lasts longer than 5 minutes or starts/affects just one part of the body needs medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms of febrile seizure?

Febrile Seizure: A febrile seizure is an episode of convulsions associated with a seizure. It normally occurs in children between 6 and 60 months old. It tends to last less than 5 minutes. It is a common and self-limited condition that is not related to other illnesses. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

See below: This is, normally a brief, less than 5 minutes, generalized seizure with loss of consciousness. They occur at the onset of a fever. And, sometimes the seizure happens before you know your child has a fever. They commonly occur between 6 months to 6 years of age. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more