Disease Information for Febrile seizure

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Delirium
Delirium/Agitated delirium
Seizures
Seizures/Children/recurrent
Acutely ill patient/signs
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Fever in kids
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Self limited usually
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Febrile/Fever
Population Group
Child
Infant
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Population/Infant
Population/Preschool child/boy
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
EEG/Seizure activity abnormality
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Convulsions (grand mal)
Hallucinations
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Brain/CNS disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Epileptiform/epileptic disorder
Process
PROCESS/Functional/physiologic (category)
PROCESS/Pathophysiologic disorder (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Definition

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 (ie, 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)----------

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