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Descriptor English:   Seizures, Febrile 
Descriptor Spanish:   Convulsiones Febriles 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Convulsões Febris 
Synonyms English:   Convulsion, Febrile
Convulsion, Fever
Convulsion, Pyrexial
Convulsions, Febrile
Convulsions, Fever
Convulsions, Pyrexial
Febrile Convulsion
Febrile Convulsion Seizure
Febrile Convulsion Seizures
Febrile Convulsions
Febrile Fit
Febrile Fits
Febrile Seizure
Febrile Seizures
Fever Convulsion
Fever Convulsions
Fever Seizure
Fever Seizures
Fit, Febrile
Fits, Febrile
Pyrexial Convulsion
Pyrexial Convulsions
Pyrexial Seizure
Pyrexial Seizures
Seizure, Febrile
Seizure, Febrile Convulsion
Seizure, Febrile, Complex
Seizure, Febrile, Simple
Seizure, Fever
Seizure, Pyrexial
Seizures, Febrile Convulsion
Seizures, Fever
Seizures, Pyrexial  
Tree Number:   C10.597.742.571
Definition English:   Seizures that occur during a febrile episode. It is a common condition, affecting 2-5% of children aged 3 months to five years. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance has been identified in some families. The majority are simple febrile seizures (generally defined as generalized onset, single seizures with a duration of less than 30 minutes). Complex febrile seizures are characterized by focal onset, duration greater than 30 minutes, and/or more than one seizure in a 24 hour period. The likelihood of developing epilepsy (i.e., a nonfebrile seizure disorder) following simple febrile seizures is low. Complex febrile seizures are associated with a moderately increased incidence of epilepsy. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p784) 
History Note English:   2000(1977) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   3315 
Unique Identifier:   D003294 

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