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Febrile Seizures (Febrile Seizure)

Seizures that occur during a febrile episode. It is a common condition, affecting 2-5% of children aged 3 months to five years. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance has been identified in some families. The majority are simple febrile seizures (generally defined as generalized onset, single seizures with a duration of less than 30 minutes). Complex febrile seizures are characterized by focal onset, duration greater than 30 minutes, and/or more than one seizure in a 24 hour period. The likelihood of developing epilepsy (i.e., a nonfebrile seizure disorder) following simple febrile seizures is low. Complex febrile seizures are associated with a moderately increased incidence of epilepsy. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p784)
Also Known As:
Febrile Seizure; Febrile Convulsions; Seizures, Febrile; Febrile Convulsion Seizure; Febrile Fit; Fever Convulsion; Fever Seizure; Pyrexial Convulsion; Seizure, Febrile, Complex; Seizure, Febrile, Simple; Convulsion, Febrile; Convulsion, Fever; Convulsion, Pyrexial; Convulsions, Fever; Convulsions, Pyrexial; Febrile Convulsion; Febrile Convulsion Seizures; Febrile Fits; Fever Convulsions; Fever Seizures; Fit, Febrile; Fits, Febrile; Pyrexial Convulsions; Pyrexial Seizures; Seizure, Febrile; Seizure, Febrile Convulsion; Seizure, Fever; Seizure, Pyrexial; Seizures, Febrile Convulsion; Seizures, Fever; Seizures, Pyrexial; Convulsions, Febrile; Pyrexial Seizure
Networked: 988 relevant articles (55 outcomes, 151 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Seizures (Seizure)
2. Epilepsy (Aura)
3. Fever (Fevers)
4. Generalized Epilepsy
5. Infection

Experts

1. Qin, Jiong: 20 articles (01/2015 - 06/2003)
2. Han, Ying: 16 articles (01/2015 - 06/2003)
3. Petrou, Steven: 14 articles (05/2015 - 02/2002)
4. Berkovic, Samuel F: 14 articles (06/2014 - 02/2002)
5. Scheffer, Ingrid E: 11 articles (06/2014 - 02/2002)
6. Baram, Tallie Z: 11 articles (06/2011 - 01/2003)
7. Mulley, John C: 9 articles (09/2013 - 02/2002)
8. Escayg, Andrew: 9 articles (07/2013 - 02/2006)
9. Tsai, Fuu-Jen: 8 articles (01/2010 - 06/2002)
10. Tsai, Chang-Hai: 8 articles (01/2010 - 06/2002)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Febrile Seizures:
1. Diazepam (Valium)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Phenobarbital (Luminal)FDA Link
3. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Midazolam (Versed)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Ibuprofen (Motrin)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)IBA
8. AntipyreticsIBA
9. MelatoninIBA
10. ZincIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. First Aid (Aids, First)
2. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
3. Rectal Administration
4. Intramuscular Injections
5. Induced Hyperthermia (Thermotherapy)