Febrile seizures: A decision-making analysis

J. M. Freeman, E. P.G. Vining

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Abstract

Febrile seizures are the most common type of seizures in childhood. Although febrile seizures may be frightening to observers, they are benign and do not cause death, neurologic damage, injury or learning disorders, and they rarely require medication. Parents of children who have febrile seizures, however, require considerable support, education and reassurance. Appropriate counseling by the physician requires knowledge of the natural history of febrile seizures. Treatment decisions should result from informed and appropriate decision-making about medication and potential risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1406
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican family physician
Volume52
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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