Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Febrile seizures Causes

Febrile seizures

The cause of febrile seizures is represented by the rapid increase in body temperature. In addition, there appears to be a genetic predisposition to febrile seizures, because they are found in some cases family history.

Another risk factor for febrile seizures is the child's recurrent infections. Thus, febrile seizures often occur in the context of acute respiratory infections (otitis media, nasopharyngitis, etc..), the first manifestation of disease.

One in 1,000 children suffer febrile convulsions within 8 -10 days after the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. It's only a tenth of cases of febrile convulsions caused by measles.
Children prone to febrile convulsions should follow the same vaccination program.

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