Childhood febrile seizures: overview and implications

Int J Med Sci. 2007 Apr 7;4(2):110-4. doi: 10.7150/ijms.4.110.


This article provides an overview of the latest knowledge and understanding of childhood febrile seizures. This review also discusses childhood febrile seizure occurrence, health services utilization and treatment costs. Parental reactions associated with its occurrence and how healthcare providers can assist parents with dealing effectively with this potentially frightening and anxiety-producing event are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Electroencephalography
  • Health Care Costs
  • Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Parents
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Seizures, Febrile / diagnosis
  • Seizures, Febrile / etiology
  • Seizures, Febrile / therapy*