What are pediatric febrile seizures?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Robert J Baumann, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Febrile seizures are the most common seizure disorder in childhood. Since early in the 20th century, people have debated about whether these children would benefit from daily anticonvulsant therapy. Epidemiologic studies have led to the division of febrile seizures into 3 groups, as follows: simple febrile seizures, complex febrile seizures, and symptomatic febrile seizures.


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