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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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Dr. Manoj Mittal
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Febrile Convulsions (Definition)

Febrile convulsions are seizures (fits or convulsions) occurring in children aged 6 months to 5 years, associated with fever, without other underlying cause such as CNS infection or electrolyte imbalance. The mechanisms are unknown. It is uncertain whether the degree of fever or the rate of rise of temperature is a trigger ...Read more


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What causes a febrile seizure?

What causes a febrile seizure?

The rise of fever: Febrile seizures are common in children, about 5% of the population. They are generally a combination of how fast the fever rises and a genetic predisposition. Very few children with febrile seizures go on to have epilepsy, but that is still being studied. ...Read more

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Febrile seizures in children (Tip)

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Can a man have a febrile seizure?

Can a  man have a febrile seizure?

No: True febrile seizures occur in children from 4 months to 6 years. In adults, a fever may precipitate a seizure if there is an abnormality in the brain that exists. The fever might lower a persons threshold for having a seizure but is not considered a febrile seizure. ...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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Febrile seizures in children (Tip)

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How long does a febrile seizure last?

Febrile seizure: A febrile seizure normally lasts 5 minutes or less. It occurs in children who have a high temperature. ...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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Febrile seizures in children (Tip)

Let the child express themselves fully. ...See more

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What sort of disorder is a febrile seizure?

What sort of disorder is a febrile seizure?

Febrile seizure: A febrile seizure is a generalized seizure that occurs in a small child in the setting of a fever. Normally it affects children between 1-4 years old. http://www.neurocuro.com/febrile-seizure/ ...Read more

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What must I do when my child has a febrile seizure?

What must I do when my child has a febrile seizure?

Go to ER immediately: Child will need immediate work-up with blood and urine cultures and tests plus lumbar puncture to diagnose cause and be started on appropriate parenteral broad spectrum antibiotics asap. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider Dr. Ungerleider
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Febrile seizures in children (Tip)

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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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Is a febrile seizure followed by a non-febrile seizure?

Is a febrile seizure followed by a non-febrile seizure?

Little risk: there is no increase in epilepsy risk after a single febrile seizure. Even with multiple simple febrile seizures the risk goes from 1/2 to 1 percent. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Febrile seizures in children (Tip)

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Febrile Seizure (Definition)

Seizure that occurs due to fever. Seen in children under 5 yrs of age. Benign type of seizure ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more