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Febrile Seizures

Alternate Names : Convulsions with Fever

Febrile Seizures | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Any fever should be treated early, but that treatment may not be enough to prevent seizures. Thirty percent of children who have had one febrile seizure will have another one.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Children who have had a true febrile seizure have only a very mildly elevated risk of having epilepsy later on in life.

What are the risks to others?

Febrile seizures are not contagious, though the underlying illness that caused the fever may be contagious.

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Febrile Seizures: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Gerald C. McIntosh, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 06/01/01

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