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A seizure occurring in infants and young children that occurs in the setting of fever.

Symptoms of Febrile Convulsions

The following features are indicative of Febrile Convulsions:
  • lose consciousness
  • tightening of the muscles
  • fever higher than 38 °C

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Common Causes of Febrile Convulsions

The following are the most common causes of Febrile Convulsions:
  • flu
  • roseola
  • diphtheria vaccination
  • tetanus vaccination
  • pertussis vaccination

Risk Factors for Febrile Convulsions

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Febrile Convulsions:
  • family history
  • young age

Prevention of Febrile Convulsions

No, it is not possible to prevent Febrile Convulsions.
  • due to high fever

Occurrence of Febrile Convulsions

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Febrile Convulsions cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Febrile Convulsions most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 6 months and 5 years

Common Gender

Febrile Convulsions can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Febrile Convulsions

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Febrile Convulsions:
  • Blood test: To determine the cause of infection
  • Electroencephalogram test: To measure brain activity

Doctor for Diagnosis of Febrile Convulsions

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Febrile Convulsions:
  • Neurologist

Self-care for Febrile Convulsions

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Febrile Convulsions:
  • Loosen tight or restrictive clothing: To make child feel comfortable
  • Remove hard or sharp objects : To avoid harm to the child

Patient Support for Treatment of Febrile Convulsions

The following actions may help Febrile Convulsions patients:
  • Family support: Stay close to watch and comfort child

Time for Treatment of Febrile Convulsions

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Febrile Convulsions to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Within 1 day

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Febrile Convulsions.

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