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seizure

Pathol a sudden manifestation or recurrence of a disease, such as an epileptic convulsion

Seizure

 

a pathological neuropsychic state that arises in an abrupt fitlike manner. Seizures frequently take the form of convulsions or other involuntary movements accompanied by clouding of consciousness. This stage is later replaced by a deep pathological sleep or stupor. Epilepsy, hysteria, and diseases of the brain can produce seizures. Seizures may occur in the form of a sudden relaxation of muscle tone (cataplectic seizure) or a sudden falling asleep (narcoleptic seizure). The term “seizure” is also used in the broader sense of paroxysm.

seizure

[′sē·zhər]
(medicine)
The sudden onset or recurrence of a disease or an attack.
Specifically, an epileptic attack, fit, or convulsion.
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Risk of intra-cranial pathologic conditions requiring emergency intervention after a first complex febrile seizure episode among children.
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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.