Seizures and Fever (cont.)
Kevin Kowaleski, MD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM
IN THIS ARTICLE
Seizures and Fever Causes
Febrile seizures are classified into 2 types:
Children who have experienced a complex febrile seizure may be at risk for these outcomes:
Most fevers associated with febrile seizures are due to the usual causes of fever in young children—namely, common viral and mild bacterial infections such as ear infections. Although perhaps only 1% of children with febrile seizures have a serious infection of the central nervous system such as meningitis, this possibility should always be carefully considered in a child who has had a febrile seizure.
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