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Could possibly a febrile seizure mess up your brain?
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: NO
Normal infants who get ill with fever and show a toxic state may demonstrate a seizure like behavior. This is a reaction to the toxic reaction to the infection.
The body then recovers, and the child is normal. If there is another problem involved - strong family history of epilepsy, or serious pre-existing disorder of the brain - then the seizure may represent a more serious problem.

In brief: NO
Normal infants who get ill with fever and show a toxic state may demonstrate a seizure like behavior. This is a reaction to the toxic reaction to the infection.
The body then recovers, and the child is normal. If there is another problem involved - strong family history of epilepsy, or serious pre-existing disorder of the brain - then the seizure may represent a more serious problem.
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Not likely
Simple febrile seizures are brief and are not associated with brain damage.
Complex febrile seizures, or what in the past was called epileptic seizures precipitated by fever, can be long in duration. damage, if it occurs is usually due to what triggered the seizure, not the seizure itself. for instance seizure in a child who has meningitis.

In brief: Not likely
Simple febrile seizures are brief and are not associated with brain damage.
Complex febrile seizures, or what in the past was called epileptic seizures precipitated by fever, can be long in duration. damage, if it occurs is usually due to what triggered the seizure, not the seizure itself. for instance seizure in a child who has meningitis.
Dr. William Singer
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