Assessment of febrile seizures in children

  title={Assessment of febrile seizures in children},
  author={Arne Fetveit},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Febrile seizures are the most common form of childhood seizures, affecting 2–5% of all children and usually appearing between 3 months and 5 years of age. Despite its predominantly benign nature, a febrile seizure (FS) is a terrifying experience for most parents. The condition is perhaps one of the most prevalent causes of admittance to pediatric emergency wards worldwide. FS, defined as either simple or complex, may be provoked by any febrile bacterial or (more usually) viral illness. No… CONTINUE READING

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