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Febrile Seizures

  • Thalia Valeta
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Abstract

Febrile epileptic seizures are generalized convulsions precipitated by fever that is they are a specific response to any type of fever. They are common and often familial. They are either simple of good outcome or complicated with a 10% risk of developing epilepsy. A febrile convulsion is a dramatic experience to parents. Supportive family management and education are essential.

Keywords

Fever and epilepsy Simple febrile convulsions Complex febrile convulsions Febrile convulsive status epilepticus Treatment Parental attitude Parental education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thalia Valeta
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.First Neurology and Psychiatry ClinicUniversity of Athens, Aeginition HospitalAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and EpilepsiesSt. Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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