Temporal lobe epilepsy -- not a consequence of childhood febrile convulsions in Denmark

Acta Neurol Scand. 1981 Apr;63(4):231-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1981.tb00776.x.


Temporal lobe epilepsy in particular has been considered a consequence of childhood febrile convulsions. Previous studies have dealt with populations of epileptic children. This retrospective, follow-up study concerns 362 children with a primary diagnosis of febrile convulsions. 4% developed epilepsy. When followed into early adulthood one half of those remitted. The incidence of temporal lobe epilepsy among the none-remitters did not differ from that of a random population of epileptics.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Denmark
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / epidemiology
  • Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / etiology*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Seizures / complications*
  • Seizures, Febrile / complications*