Simple febrile convulsions
are generalised seizures that usually resolve spontaneously within three to six minutes.
AS TOLD TO AMANDA KILLELEA WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS TO YOUR CHILD A febrile convulsion
can happen when a child has a fever, normally caused by infections like chicken pox, flu or tonsillitis.
Previous studies on the association of serum zinc levels with febrile convulsions
have also yielded inconclusive results.
This article reviews the pharmacodynamics of AVP and addresses the role of AVP during fever, including its role during dehydration and fever, its interaction with antipyretic drugs, and its neuromodulator role during febrile convulsions
It is unclear why children of this particular age have these febrile convulsions
, although they do have a raised temperature.
A significant association was demonstrated with previous psychiatric history and history of febrile convulsions
or status epilepticus.
If the child is prone to febrile convulsions
, cool-sponging the whole body will be necessary to get the temperature right down
While a temperature might not be serious, complications can develop and it needs to be kept under control if left, in babies and small chil-dren, it can lead to febrile convulsions
Further down the children's ward at Walsgrave Hospital little Joshua Hill, aged 11 months, who is suffering from febrile convulsions
, looked excited to get his chocolate egg.
During the 3 years, 1,183 children with suspected CNS infections were assessed; 394 with bacterial meningitis or simple febrile convulsions
were excluded, which left 789 children in our study.
In July 1997, six-month-old Shannon began having febrile convulsions
, which culminated in one lasting one hour and 40 minutes.
Surely to give an accurate diagnosis the patient must be seen, especially as she is only three years old and has a history of febrile convulsions
for which she has required previous hospital admissions?
While this condition in which febrile convulsions
are observed also after the age of 6 years is on the mild end of the spectrum of SCN1A mutations, Dravet syndrome is on the severe end (42).
They include febrile convulsions
and breath-holding attacks.
Such temperatures are usually caused by heat stroke or brain injury and, if so, they do not respond to paracetamol There is also no evidence that paracetamol prevents febrile convulsions