Age at onset
Neurological and mental state
Simple febrile seizures (70%) are GTCS lasting <15 min and without recurrence within the next 24 hours (or within the same febrile illness).
Complex febrile seizures (30%) may last >15 min (8%), have 2 or more recurrences within 24 hours (16%), or show focal or unilateral features (6%).
Prophylactic management is usually not needed for simple febrile seizures.
Parental education is mandatory.
This page was adapted from:
The educational kit on epilepsies
Originally published by MEDICINAE
Reviewed and revised June 2008 by Steven C. Schachter, MD
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