How are pediatric febrile seizures diagnosed?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Robert J Baumann, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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No specific laboratory studies are indicated for a simple febrile seizure. Physicians should instead focus on diagnosing the cause of fever. Other laboratory tests may be indicated by the nature of the underlying febrile illness. For example, a child with severe diarrhea may benefit from blood studies for electrolytes.


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