Medical Dictionary: Fever convulsions


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Fever convulsions: Another name for Febrile Seizures.
Fever convulsions (condition): Fever-caused seizures in infants or children.
Fever convulsions (condition): There is nothing more scary than a seizure in your child. Febrile seizures occur in babies and young children and are due to fever and high temperature. Fortunately, most febrile seizures are harmless and do not cause brain damage or any serious complication. However, a child or baby that has a febrile seizure does have a serious fever and needs prompt medical advice. There is also a possibility of meningitis or other serious cause of the fever. Although the need for hospitalization is not typical, your doctor will need to treat and monitor the underlying cause of the fever, in addition to monitoring any seizures.

Fever convulsions: Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body. Most febrile seizures last a minute or two; some can be as brief as a few seconds, while others last for more than 15 minutes. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Febrile Seizures Information Page: NINDS

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