How common are pediatric febrile seizures in the US?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Robert J Baumann, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Febrile seizures occur in 2-5% of children aged 6 months to 5 years in industrialized countries. Among children with febrile seizures, about 70-75% have only simple febrile seizures, another 20-25% have complex febrile seizures, and about 5% have symptomatic febrile seizures.


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