A controlled trial of diazepam administered during febrile illnesses to prevent recurrence of febrile seizures.

@article{Rosman1993ACT,
  title={A controlled trial of diazepam administered during febrile illnesses to prevent recurrence of febrile seizures.},
  author={N. Paul Rosman and Theodore Colton and J Labazzo and P L Gilbert and Narcis Bassols Gardella and Edward M. Kaye and Coen A.M. van Bennekom and Michael R. Winter},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={329 2},
  pages={79-84}
}
BACKGROUND Phenobarbital, once widely prescribed to prevent febrile seizures, is now in disfavor because of its side effects and lack of efficacy. Diazepam, administered only during episodes of fever, may be a safe, effective agent to prevent the recurrence of febrile seizures. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial among 406 children (mean age, 24 months) who had at least one febrile seizure. Diazepam (0.33 mg per kilogram of body weight) or placebo was… CONTINUE READING

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