Febrile seizures

Indian J Pediatr. 2002 Aug;69(8):697-700. doi: 10.1007/BF02722707.


Febrile seizures are the most common convulsive disorder in children. The definition, epidemiology, genetics, clinical features, evaluation and management are reviewed. The importance of evaluating the very young child with febrile seizure for an underlying CNS infection is reviewed. The current standard of treatment is discussed. The importance of recognizing and alleviating parental anxiety is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety / etiology
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Parents / psychology
  • Seizures, Febrile* / diagnosis
  • Seizures, Febrile* / physiopathology
  • Seizures, Febrile* / therapy