What is Pediatric Febrile Seizures?Febrile seizures are convulsions that can happen during a fever (febrile means feverish). They do not cause any harm and does not mean the child has a more serious long-term health problems. Mostly it is seen between six months and six years of age. They are also known as febrile fits or febrile convulsions.
Subdivided into two groups:
Simple or typical febrile seizure (85% of febrile seizures): Generalized, less than 15 minutes, occur within 24 hours of onset of fever
Complex: Longer than 15 minutes, onset more than 24 hours after onset of fever or multiple seizures in 24 hours
Recovery TimeA simple febrile seizure stops by itself within a few seconds to 10 minutes. It is often followed by a brief period of drowsiness or confusion.
DiagnosisDiagnosis is done by physical examination and other tests may be recommended like
- Urine tests
- Blood tests
- Lumbar puncture