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What is a febrile seizure?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Convulsion

A febrile seizure is a convulsion that occurs as a result of a fever.
Most febrile seizures result in the child fainting followed by twitching of the arms, legs, and torso. Although frightening to witness, having a febrile seizure does not affect intelligence or cause brain damage.

In brief: Convulsion

A febrile seizure is a convulsion that occurs as a result of a fever.
Most febrile seizures result in the child fainting followed by twitching of the arms, legs, and torso. Although frightening to witness, having a febrile seizure does not affect intelligence or cause brain damage.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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