febrile convulsion


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febrile convulsion

[¦fē‚brīl kən′vəl·shən]
(medicine)
A type of convulsion that occurs in infants and young children in association with fever.
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Febrile convulsion is defined as 'an event' (a convulsion) in an infant or child aged between six months and six years of age associated with a fever, but without evidence of any intracranial infection or acute electrolyte (salt) imbalance (Sadleir, 2007; Paul et al, 2011; Prasad, 2009).
Changes in the concentration of AVP have been demonstrated during fever, dehydration, febrile convulsions, and administration of antipyretic drugs.
Due to these reasons, it was thought that zinc deficiency may have a role in the pathogenesis of febrile convulsion.
A Febrile convulsions are seizures associated with a fever in children aged six months to five years.
much more common in young children during the winter and need treatment to reduce the risk of febrile convulsions - epileptic-type seizures in young children with high temperatures.
Not all children who have a febrile convulsion need to be admitted to hospital, but they do need to be checked over to make sure they don't have a serious infection such as meningitis (thankfully rare).
Febrile convulsions are epileptic-type seizures (loss of consciousness accompanied by shaking of the arms and legs) in young children with high temperatures.
MY two-year-old grandson has just been admitted to hospital following a febrile convulsion.
However, because there was no family history of epilepsy, doctors suspected that Stuart had suffered a Febrile Convulsion - a condition that is quite common in young children who have a high temperature.
ONE child in 30 will have a febrile convulsion before the age of five - that is a seizure in a child with a temperature where there is no other obvious cause such as epilepsy or meningitis.
About 3% of children have at least one febrile convulsion.