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Disease Seizures, Febrile

Name Seizures, Febrile
Synonyms Convulsion, Febrile | Convulsion, Fever | Convulsion, Pyrexial | Convulsions, Febrile | Convulsions, Fever | Convulsions, Pyrexial | Febrile Convulsion | Febrile Convulsions | Febrile Convulsion Seizure | Febrile Convulsion Seizures | Febrile Fit | Febrile Fits | Febrile Seizure | Febrile Seizures | Fever Convulsion | Fever Convulsions | Fever Seizure | Fever Seizures | Fit, Febrile | Fits, Febrile | Pyrexial Convulsion | Pyrexial Convulsions | Pyrexial Seizure | Pyrexial Seizures | Seizure, Febrile | Seizure, Febrile, Complex | Seizure, Febrile Convulsion | Seizure, Febrile, Simple | Seizure, Fever | Seizure, Pyrexial | Seizures, Febrile Convulsion | Seizures, Fever | Seizures, Pyrexial
Definition Seizures that occur during a febrile episode. It is a common condition, affecting 2-5% of children aged 3 months to five years. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance has been identified in some families. The majority are simple febrile seizures (generally defined as generalized onset, single seizures with a duration of less than 30 minutes). Complex febrile seizures are characterized by focal onset, duration greater than 30 minutes, and/or more than one seizure in a 24 hour period. The likelihood of developing epilepsy (i.e., a nonfebrile seizure disorder) following simple febrile seizures is low. Complex febrile seizures are associated with a moderately increased incidence of epilepsy. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p784)
Categories Nervous system disease | Signs and symptoms
MeSH® ID D003294

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2. DiseasesPathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Seizures Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Seizures, Febrile Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Seizures, Febrile Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 1
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 10
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 2
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 3a
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 3b
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 4 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 5
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 6
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 7
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 8
  Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 9
  Febrile Seizures Associated with Afebrile Seizures
  FEBRILE SEIZURES, FAMILIAL, 11 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus
  Generalized Epilepsy With Febrile Seizures Plus, 7
  Generalized Epilepsy With Febrile Seizures Plus, Type 1 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Generalized Epilepsy With Febrile Seizures Plus, Type 2 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Generalized Epilepsy With Febrile Seizures Plus, Type 3 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Generalized Epilepsy With Febrile Seizures Plus, Type 4
  Generalized Epilepsy With Febrile Seizures Plus, Type 5
  Generalized Epilepsy With Febrile Seizures Plus, Type 6 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  GENERALIZED EPILEPSY WITH FEBRILE SEIZURES PLUS, TYPE 7 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  GENERALIZED EPILEPSY WITH FEBRILE SEIZURES PLUS, TYPE 8
  GENERALIZED EPILEPSY WITH FEBRILE SEIZURES PLUS, TYPE 9 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes