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Can adults get febrile seizures? And if so, how severe can these seizures get? Do they only happen at really high temperatures, or any temperature?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Poor term

Febrile seizure is a term used to describe a process in childhood where their immature nervous system can develop benign seizures with febrile stress.
It would never be applied to an adult with a mature nervous system. Childhood seizures are often benign, while adult seizures are not. Any seizure patient is more likely to have a seizure if they have a fever.

In brief: Poor term

Febrile seizure is a term used to describe a process in childhood where their immature nervous system can develop benign seizures with febrile stress.
It would never be applied to an adult with a mature nervous system. Childhood seizures are often benign, while adult seizures are not. Any seizure patient is more likely to have a seizure if they have a fever.
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