Febrile seizures

Shlomo Shinnar, Christine O'Dell

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Febrile seizures are the most common seizure type in childhood. The prognosis is usually benign. Diagnostic evaluation focuses on excluding other causes of seizures and fever, especially central nervous system infections. For most febrile seizures, whether simple or complex, education and counseling are the primary modes of treatment. Given our current state of knowledge, a rational plan of treatment focuses on counseling and preventing prolonged febrile convulsions. An understanding of the natural history and prognosis enables physicians to reassure the families of children with febrile seizures and provide appropriate counseling and management while avoiding unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-401
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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