Febrile Seizures

by Cathy Parkes December 26, 2022

The most common seizure disorder in children is febrile seizures.
The most common seizure disorder in children is febrile seizures. Seizures of this type are caused by a sudden spike in body temperature (> 100.4 degrees F) but without an underlying seizure-provoking cause or disorder. Children between 6 months and 5 years of age are most likely to be affected. Treatment is not usually required, but teach caregivers to call 911 for any seizure lasting > 5 minutes.


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