Febrile seizures in patients with complex partial seizures

Acta Neurol Scand. 1985 Jul;72(1):68-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1985.tb01550.x.


Febrile seizures occurred in 14 of 155 (9%) out-patients with complex partial seizures. Twelve patients had prolonged or recurrent febrile seizures, convulsive status epilepticus or a transient postictal neurological deficit. Febrile seizures were associated with perinatal abnormalities, an earlier onset of epilepsy and with a poor seizure control. Recurrent febrile seizures or those with complicating features are associated with an unfavourable therapeutic outcome in adult patients with complex partial seizures.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / drug therapy
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • Recurrence
  • Seizures, Febrile / complications*
  • Spasms, Infantile / complications
  • Status Epilepticus / complications


  • Anticonvulsants