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Febrile convulsions (symptom description): Febrile convulsions is listed as a type of or related-symptom for symptom Seizures.
Febrile convulsions (symptom description): For a medical symptom description of 'Febrile convulsions', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Seizures (type of symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Febrile convulsions' may be possible.
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Febrile convulsions: Febrile convulsions is listed as an alternate name or description for Febrile Seizures. For a medical symptom description of 'Febrile convulsions', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Febrile Seizures (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.
Febrile convulsions (medical condition): Fever-caused seizures in infants or children.
Febrile convulsions (medical condition): There is nothing more scary than a seizure in your child. Febrile seizures occur in babies and young children and are due to fever and high temperature. Fortunately, most febrile seizures are harmless and do not cause brain damage or any serious complication. However, a child or baby that has a febrile seizure does have a serious fever and needs prompt medical advice. There is also a possibility of meningitis or other serious cause of the fever. Although the need for hospitalization is not typical, your doctor will need to treat and monitor the underlying cause of the fever, in addition to monitoring any seizures.
Febrile convulsions: Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body. Most febrile seizures last a minute or two; some can be as brief as a few seconds, while others last for more than 15 minutes. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Febrile Seizures Information Page: NINDS)
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