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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Serum Zinc level in children with febrile convulsion and its comparison with that of control group.
Iron deficiency anemia and febrile convulsion: a case control study in children under 2 yrs.
Despite absence of a significant difference, the frequency of IHI was higher in these patients, mostly on the left side, when compared with the normal population (30.6% in febrile convulsion group vs.
Neurocysticercosis (72 (42.9%)), idiopathic epilepsy (38 (22.6%)), meningoencephalitis (26 (15.5%)), and febrile convulsions (14 (8.33%)) were four leading disorders in children with seizures in the present study.
Evidences have proven the role of iron in proper neurological functioning that's how its deficiency would lead to the initiation of febrile convulsions.
Sharbrough et al., "Quantitative MRI hippocampal volumes: association with onset and duration of epilepsy, and febrile convulsions in temporal lobectomy patients," Epilepsy Research, vol.
[sup][18] In this study, we reported that recurring febrile convulsion reduced the expression of NCX3 in the neurons of cerebrocortex and hippocampus area in the brain.
It is important to differentiate a febrile convulsion from acute symptomatic seizures secondary to central nervous system infection or seizures triggered by fever in children with epilepsy.
Predisposing factors were not documented in the vast majority of cases (87.6%), but when they were, the most common were chronic suppurative otitis media, meningitis, febrile convulsion, measles, and trauma.