What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of pediatric febrile seizures?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Robert J Baumann, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • No specific studies are indicated for a simple febrile seizure.

  • Physicians should 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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