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If you had febrile seizures when you were young, could it caused brain damage?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Not by definition

Febrile seizures are common:1/20 kids 6m-6yr. By definition the term is applied to seizures not thought to be triggered by or cause brain injury.
Whether brief or longer, the label was seldom used if the kids seizure resulted in impairment of oxygen flow to the brain which would be the main cause of injury.The seizure itself did not.Problems come if true epilepsy emerges in young kids & confuses us.

In brief: Not by definition

Febrile seizures are common:1/20 kids 6m-6yr. By definition the term is applied to seizures not thought to be triggered by or cause brain injury.
Whether brief or longer, the label was seldom used if the kids seizure resulted in impairment of oxygen flow to the brain which would be the main cause of injury.The seizure itself did not.Problems come if true epilepsy emerges in young kids & confuses us.
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