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  1. Febrile seizure - Wikipedia

    A febrile seizure, also known as a fever fit or febrile convulsion, is a seizure associated with a high body temperature but without any serious underlying health issue. They most commonly occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.

  2. Epileptic seizure - Wikipedia

    A seizure, formally known as an epileptic seizure, is a period of symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Outward effects vary from uncontrolled shaking movements involving much of the body with loss of consciousness (tonic-clonic seizure), to shaking movements involving only part of the body with variable levels of consciousness (focal seizure), to ...

    • Typically < 2 minutes
    • Variable
  3. Talk:Febrile seizure - Wikipedia

    The second paragraph of the lead section states, "There are two types of febrile seizures: simple febrile seizures and complex febrile seizures", but the subsubsection 3.1, "Types" lists three types. I'm going to guess that there are three types, but shouldn't the lead section be changed to suit? Wocky 05:14, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

  4. Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+) is a syndromic autosomal dominant disorder where afflicted individuals can exhibit numerous epilepsy phenotypes. GEFS+ can persist beyond early childhood (i.e., 6 years of age).

  5. Other than epilepsy, many other things can cause seizures. Illnesses Edit. Diseases that can cause seizures include: Infections in the brain, like meningitis (infection of the brain's lining) or encephalitis; Fever. This usually only causes seizures in children from 3 months to 6 years old. Seizures that are caused by fever are called febrile ...

  6. Febrile seizure - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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    A febrile seizure is a convulsion in a child caused by a spike in body temperature, often from an infection. They occur in young children with normal development without a history of neurologic symptoms. It can be frightening when your child has a febrile seizure, and the few minutes it lasts can seem like an eternity. Fortunately, they're usually harmless and typically don't indicate a serious health problem.You can help by keeping your child safe during a febrile seizure and by offering com...

    Usually, a child having a febrile seizure shakes all over and loses consciousness. Sometimes, the child may get very stiff or twitch in just one area of the body.A child having a febrile seizure may: 1. Have a fever higher than 100.4 F (38.0 C) 2. Lose consciousness 3. Shake or jerk arms and legsFebrile seizures are classified as simple or complex: 1. Simple febrile seizures. This most common type lasts from a few seconds to 15 minutes. Simple febrile seizures do not recur within a 24-hour pe...

    Usually, a higher than normal body temperature causes febrile seizures. Even a low-grade fever can trigger a febrile seizure.

    Factors that increase the risk of having a febrile seizure include: 1. Young age. Most febrile seizures occur in children between 6 months and 5 years of age, with the greatest risk between 12 and 18 months of age. 2. Family history. Some children inherit a family's tendency to have seizures with a fever. Additionally, researchers have linked several genes to a susceptibility to febrile seizures.

    Most febrile seizures produce no lasting effects. Simple febrile seizures don't cause brain damage, intellectual disability or learning disabilities, and they don't mean your child has a more serious underlying disorder.Febrile seizures are provoked seizures and don't indicate epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain.

    Most febrile seizures occur in the first few hours of a fever, during the initial rise in body temperature.

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  8. Fever - Wikipedia

    Rarely a fever may trigger a febrile seizure, with this being more common in young children. Fevers do not typically go higher than 41 to 42 °C (105.8 to 107.6 °F). A fever can be caused by many medical conditions ranging from non-serious to life-threatening.

  9. Febrile Seizure - YouTube

    Feb 04, 2015 · FEB 3 2015 VIDEO #245 A febrile seizure is a convulsion in a child triggered by a fever. A febrile seizure can be very frightening for any parent got a P.O b...

  10. Absence seizure - Wikipedia

    These seizures are sometimes referred to as petit mal seizures (from the French for "little illness", a term dating from the late 18th century). Absence seizures are characterized by a brief loss and return of consciousness, generally not followed by a period of lethargy (i.e. without a notable postictal state ).

  11. Febrile seizure - WikEM
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    Occur in 2-5% of American children before age 5
    50% of patients never have temperature >39
    Febrile seizures do not increase the risk of serious bacterial illness

    1. Epileptic seizure 1.1. First-time seizure 1.2. Seizure with known seizure disorder 1.3. Status epilepticus 1.4. Temporal lobe epilepsy 1.5. Non-compliance with or "outgrowing" AEDs 2. Non-epileptic seizure 2.1. Meningitis 2.2. Encephalitis 2.3. CNS abscess 2.4. Intracranial hemorrhage 2.5. Alcohol withdrawal 2.6. Benzodiazepine withdrawal 2.7. Metabolic abnormalities: hyponatremia, hypernatremia, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia 2.8. Pyridoxine responsive seizure 2...

    1. Upper respiratory infection(URI) 2. UTI 3. Sepsis 4. Meningitis 5. Febrile seizure 6. Pneumonia 7. Acute otitis media 8. Whooping cough 9. Unclear source 10. Kawasaki disease 11. Neonatal HSV 12. Specific virus 12.1. COVID-19 (peds)

    The key is to distinguish between simple febrile seizure secondary to minor illness vs. seizure from serious central nervous system infection, which may also present with fever and seizure.
    Glucose in all patients

    Ongoing Seizure

    See Seizure (peds)

    Seizure Stopped

    1. Treat underlying infection if indicated 1.1. See pediatric fever of uncertain source


    1. Simple febrile seizure if patient at baseline 1.1. Follow-up in 1-2d 1.2. Around-the-clock acetaminophenmay prevent seizure recurrence in the same febrile episode 2. Complex febrile seizure if patient well-appearing, work-up normal 2.1. Follow-up in 24hr


    1. Ill-appearing 2. Lethargy beyond postictal period