Risk of intra-cranial pathologic conditions requiring emergency intervention after a first complex febrile seizure
episode among children.
2006) Children presenting with complex febrile seizures
do not routinely need computed tomography scanning in the emergency department.
However, support for AVP as a neuromodulator in febrile seizures
is present in animal studies.
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Combination vaccines of measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) pose twice as much risk of febrile seizures
for 1- to 2-year-olds than same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella (V) vaccine for chicken pox, according to a new study.
After 2 days of hospitalization, the child recovered, was free of signs and symptoms, and was discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of simple febrile seizure
and mild upper respiratory infection.
A febrile seizure
is a seizure experienced in infancy or childhood that is associated with fever but with no evidence of intracranial infection, epilepsy or any other defined cause.
Previous studies have shown that these vaccines administered to children 12-23 months of age are associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures
one to two weeks following immunization.
Nineteen patients were immunocompromised (leukemia, 6; posttransplant, 3; premature, 3; HIV, 2; others, 5), of whom 1 had a febrile seizure
, 1 had encephalitis, 2 had meningitis, and 5 had other infections.
Several days later, he came home with a diagnosis of an atypical febrile seizure
and a prescription for Depakote.
A febrile seizure
is a brief, fever-related convulsion, but it does not lead to epilepsy or seizure disorders, researchers explained.
Johnson has authored and co-authored numerous publications on the nature, identity and function of several epilepsy and neurovascular related genes including FEB2, a febrile seizure
susceptibility gene, SCN1B, a Febrile seizure
"plus" gene, and CCM1, CCM2 and CCM3, three causative genes for cerebral cavernous malformations.
The labeling for one vaccine, CSL Limited's Afluria, has undergone changes this season to inform health care providers about an increased incidence of fever and febrile seizure
, which was seen in young children, mainly those younger than 5 years, following administration of the 2010 Southern Hemisphere formulation of CSL's influenza vaccine.