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What causes a febrile seizure?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Nahouraii
Dr. Robert Nahouraii
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: New research
New research is looking into the biological basis for febrile seizures.
They occur in children from 4 months to about 6 years in 3 patterns. 1 -seizure and then parents become aware the child is ill 2. During a rapid rise in body temperature and 3. After the fever has been established for hours or a day. the seizures are generalized and usually brief. If brief, they do not cause damage.

In brief: New research
New research is looking into the biological basis for febrile seizures.
They occur in children from 4 months to about 6 years in 3 patterns. 1 -seizure and then parents become aware the child is ill 2. During a rapid rise in body temperature and 3. After the fever has been established for hours or a day. the seizures are generalized and usually brief. If brief, they do not cause damage.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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