Pediatric Seizure

  • Tricia B. SwanEmail author


This chapter brings you a step-by-step guide on how to approach the actively seizing patient in status epilepticus. The differentiation of the simple versus complex febrile seizure is a must-know for all providers caring for the seizing pediatric patient. The differential diagnosis table of nonfebrile seizures is a “Quick Hit” that can easily be accessed while difficult to remember.


Status epilepticus Benzodiazepines VP shunt CT head Neurology Respiratory depression Fosphenytoin Levetiracetam Valproic acid Midazolam Electroencephalogram (EEG) Pentobarbital Pyridoxine INH toxicity Febrile seizures (simple and complex) Meningitis Lumbar puncture (LP) Nonfebrile seizure differential diagnosis Toxidromes Acyclovir Electrolyte disturbance Syncope 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida, Department of Emergency MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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