Cognitive outcomes of febrile status epilepticus

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This chapter examines the current literature on cognitive findings in children with febrile status epilepticus, or prolonged febrile seizures. Whereas simple febrile seizures have been shown to be benign, cognitive outcomes in children with febrile status epilepticus are mixed. Across studies, children with febrile status epilepticus demonstrate normatively average intellectual functioning and average cognitive abilities across domains, but there is some evidence of relative weaknesses compared to controls. Furthermore, a subset of children with febrile status epilepticus evidence deficits in aspects of memory, attention, and executive functioning, all prior to the onset of epilepsy. Outcomes within each cognitive domain are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFebrile Seizures
Subtitle of host publicationNew Concepts and Consequences
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780323899321
ISBN (Print)9780323984188
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Attention
  • Children
  • Cognition
  • Executive functioning
  • Febrile seizure epilepticus
  • Memory
  • Neuropsychology
  • Prolonged febrile seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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