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What are Febrile Convulsions?

Author: Dr. Ran Goldman, Chief Medical Officer, MedSchoolForParents.com
Febrile convulsions are common for children aged 6 months to 6 years.
There are two types:

 

  1. Simple febrile seizures: lasts less than 15 minutes, involves both sides of the body and occurs only once in 24 hours.
  2. Complex: longer than 15 minutes, involves only one side of the body and occurs more than once within 24 hours.

 

 
 
This is traumatic experience for parents. Research studies show that febrile seizures (seizures during a fever illness) do not make a child prone to having epilepsy in the future.
 
Updated: 03/08/2017
 
 

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