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seizure

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

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seizure

[′sē·zhər]
(medicine)
The sudden onset or recurrence of a disease or an attack.
Specifically, an epileptic attack, fit, or convulsion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Febrile seizures were common in males [71%] than in females but the sex difference was not statistically significant between study and control groups.
Simple febrile seizure is defined as a short (<15 min) generalized seizure, not recurring within 24 h with no neurologic deficits and no previous afebrile seizures that occurs during a febrile illness not resulting from an acute disease of the nervous system and Complex febrile seizure is defined by focal, or generalized and prolonged seizure (>15 min), recurring more than once in 24 and/or associated with postictal neurologic abnormalities.
Shlomo Shinnar, a professor and pediatric neurologist, to be the most credible expert on the issue of febrile seizures, the judge accepted his testimony that the febrile seizure was not a contributor to P.R.'s death.
Results: In the febrile seizures group 58 (58%) were anemic with a hemoglobin level less than 10gm/dL and 59 (59%) had a low plasma ferritin of less than 10ng/dL.
"If you have a child with a vaccine-related febrile seizure, you can give the same advice to those parents as for anyone else who's had a febrile seizure, in that there is no difference in the clinical outcomes of vaccine-proximate and non-vaccine-proximate febrile seizures.
Serum PCT, CRP, and cytokines were measured at the second phase of AESD (before treatment) and onset of complex febrile seizures. In AESD, the changes in PCT and CRP levels during the follow-up period were measured.
Genetic susceptibility to simple febrile seizures: Interleukin-1 b promoter polymorphisms are associated with sporadic cases.
All patients with epilepsy and febrile seizures underwent unenhanced brain MRI examination on a 1.5 Tesla scanner (Philips Medical Systems, Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
Ojha and Aryal reported fever with seizures in 75.5% of cases with febrile seizures as the most common etiology [20].
Conclusion: Febrile seizures were twice as common in children having iron deficiency anemia as compared to those who did not have iron deficiency anemia.