Febrile seizures: an overview.
Author(s): Chadwick DJ 2nd
Affiliation(s): Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, USA.
Publication date & source: 2003-03, Minn Med., 86(3):41-3.
Febrile seizures are the most common seizure disorder seen in children and most often occur between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. Febrile seizures are usually self-limited and need no further neurodiagnostic evaluation. Rarely does medication need to be prescribed. For children with prolonged or multiple febrile seizures, diazepam rectal gel (Diastat) is a safe and effective treatment. There are no significant long-term risks associated with febrile seizures.