Febrile seizure in children


The febrile is a form fever associated with momentous raise of temperature of the body. For most cases the temperature goes up to more than 39°C or 102°F and boys have more tendency of febrile than girls. The febrile illness is mainly a febrile seizure which is more common for the children of ages between six months and six years.

febrile seizures children

The main reason of the diseases is still unknown but upper respiratory infection is often responsible for febrile. The febrile seizure is also known as febrile convulsion or fever fit. Some relations between this seizure and genetic factors have discovered.

The most common symptoms of the febrile seizure are the seizure and fever. To be sure about the seizure, doctors first ruled out the possibility of meningitis and encephalitis. All three of them have similar symptoms. In many cases the child comes back to the normal state after the seizure, which shows no major troubles, like a nervous system infection. This seizure can be two types which are a simple febrile seizure and a complex febrile seizure. The first one is a whole body seizure which last only for five minutes.

The later one is more severe which last longer and only a part of the body catches the seizure. The complex seizure is not as common as the simple seizure. The complex seizure can cause permanent brain damage or even can go as far as death. On the other hand the simple seizure is not so dangerous. During a simple febrile seizure¸ the body became stiff.

The arms and legs started to switch and the victim lose consciousness in most cases. Sometimes, the patient wet himself. There might be vomit or foam in the mouth of the patient. The simple seizure generally does not last for more than five minutes.

Sodium valproate or clonazepam works well against the febrile seizure. They work as anticonvulsant in the body to fight with the seizure.

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