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Seizures due to fever are common in children. However, the cause of fever should be investigated to avoid repeat febrile seizures.

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Your 5 yr old has febrile seizures and fever of 101.5?

This may be true. They are common in 3-8 year olds. They have jerky body movements and they also have twitching eyes. There joints are in a frozen trance [almost.]


Does the H1N1-09 vaccine cause febrile seizures in toddlers?

According to a recent release (January 2011) from VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) there is a slight trend toward an increase in the reports of febrile seizures in infants and toddlers that follow the TIV (trivalent influenza vaccines) vaccinations (like the 2010-2011 flu vaccine). A definite connection vs. coincidental findings has not yet been made, however, it is being watched closely. The VAERS report (see also links below) includes the following information: Fluzone is the only influenza vaccine recommended for use for the 2010-2011 flu season in infants and children 6-23 months of age. These reported febrile seizures have primarily been seen in children younger than 2 years of age. Data from VAERS are preliminary and serve as a sign or indication that further investigation is warranted. Further investigations are under way to assess whether there could be an association between influenza vaccination and febrile seizures, or if other factors could be involved. FDA and CDC have seen no increase in VAERS reports of febrile seizures in people older than 2 years of age following vaccination with TIV, and no increase after live attenuated influenza vaccine (FluMist, the nasal spray vaccine). In the cases reported, all children recovered and no lasting effects have been seen. The risk of severe influenza illness is higher among young children, especially children under 2 years of age. Approximately 9 out of 10,000 children 6-23 months of age require hospitalization each season for reasons related to influenza. Flu vaccine is the best way to protect against becoming ill with the flu. Recommendations for the use of flu vaccine in children have not changed. CDC recommends that all persons ages 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine each year. All providers of health care in the US are required to report specific incidences of adverse events after vaccination whether determined to be due to or only occurring with or after the vaccine to the VAERS reporting system, so that all possible problems are being evaluated in real time. The guidance to providers of healthcare for reporting are: The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) requires healthcare providers to report any adverse event that is listed by the vaccine manufacturer as being a contraindication (reason for not giving the child any further doses of the vaccine). The NCVIA also requires healthcare providers to report any adverse event that is listed in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Table of Reportable Events Following Vaccination if that event occurs within a specified time period after the child is vaccinated. Healthcare providers are encouraged to report other clinically significant adverse events that follow immunization to VAERS even if they are unsure whether the event was caused by vaccine. Febrile seizures occur in response to illnesses that cause fever. The CDC provides the following information: 'Febrile' means 'relating to a fever.' In some children, having a fever can bring on a seizure. During a febrile seizure, a child often has spasms or jerking movements-large or small-and may lose consciousness. Febrile seizures usually last only a minute or two. They are most common with fevers reaching 102°F (38.9°C) or higher but can also occur at lower temperatures or when a fever is going back down. Febrile seizures can happen with any condition that causes a fever, including typical childhood illnesses like a cold, the flu, an ear infection, or roseola. The CDC also provides this guidance in interpreting the VAERS data: VAERS cannot usually determine cause-and-effect. VAERS accepts all reports without regard to whether or not the event was caused by the vaccine. The report of an adverse event to VAERS does not mean that a vaccine caused the event. It only indicates that the event occurred sometime after administration of the vaccine. Proof that the event was caused by the vaccine is NOT required in order for VAERS to accept the report. Remember that these vaccines contain all the same ingredients and are made the same way as seasonal influenza vaccinations have been for decades of use. The only difference is the type of flu viruses each year included in the vaccines. There has not been a significant relationship made between increased febrile seizures after vaccinations found over all these years of use, although for the sake of safety it is always being monitored and evaluated. The American Academy of Pediatrics has not changed their recommendations for flu vaccinations in children and still encourage their use. See related links below.


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DefinitionA febrile seizure is a convulsion in a child triggered by a fever. These convulsions occur without any brain or spinal cord infection or other nervous system (neurologic) cause.Alternative NamesSeizure - fever inducedCauses, incidence, and risk factorsAbout 3 - 5% of otherwise healthy children between ages 9 months and 5 years will have a seizure caused by a fever. Toddlers are most commonly affected. Febrile seizures often run in families.Most febrile seizures occur in the first 24 hours of an illness, and not necessarily when the fever is highest. The seizure is often the first sign of a fever or illnessFebrile seizures are usually triggered by fevers from:Ear infectionsRoseolainfantum (a condition with fever and rash caused by several different viruses)Upper respiratory infections caused by a virusMeningitiscauses less than 0.1% of febrile seizures but should always be considered, especially in children less than 1 year old, or those who still look ill when the fever comes down.A child is likely to have more than one febrile seizure if:There is a family history of febrile seizuresThe first seizure happened before age 12 monthsThe seizure occurred with a fever below 102 degrees FahrenheitSymptomsA febrile seizure may be as mild as the child's eyes rolling or limbs stiffening. Often a fever triggers a full-blown convulsion that involves the whole body.Febrile seizures may begin with the sudden contraction of muscles on both sides of a child's body -- usually the muscles of the face, trunk, arms, and legs. The child may cry or moan from the force of the muscle contraction. The contraction continues for several seconds, or tens of seconds. The child will fall, if standing, and may pass urine.The child may vomit or bite the tongue. Sometimes children do not breathe, and may begin to turn blue.Finally, the contraction is broken by brief moments of relaxation. The child's body begins to jerk rhythmically. The child does not respond to the parent's voice.A simple febrile seizure stops by itself within a few seconds to 10 minutes. It is usually followed by a brief period of drowsiness or confusion. A complex febrile seizure lasts longer than 15 minutes, is in just one part of the body, or occurs again during the same illness.Febrile seizures are different than tremors or disorientation that can also occur with fevers. The movements are the same as in a grand mal seizure.Signs and testsThe health care provider may diagnose febrile seizure if the child has a grand mal seizure but does not have a history of seizure disorders (epilepsy). In infants and young children, it is important to rule out other causes of a first-time seizure, especially meningitis.In a typical febrile seizure, the examination usually shows no abnormalities other than the illness causing the fever. Typically, the child will not need a full seizure workup, which includes an EEG, head CT, and lumbar puncture (spinal tap).To avoid having to undergo a seizure workup:The child must be developmentally normal.The child must have had a generalized seizure, meaning that the seizure was in more than one part of the child's body, and not confined to one part of the body.The seizure must not have lasted longer than 15 minutes.The child must not have had more than one febrile seizure in 24 hours.The child must have a normal neurologic exam performed by a health care provider.TreatmentDuring the seizure, leave your child on the floor.You may want to slide a blanket under the child if the floor is hard.Move him only if he is in a dangerous location.Remove objects that may injure him.Loosen any tight clothing, especially around the neck. If possible, open or remove clothes from the waist up.If he vomits, or if saliva and mucus build up in the mouth, turn him on his side or stomach. This is also important if it looks like the tongue is getting in the way of breathing.Do NOT try to force anything into his mouth to prevent him from biting the tongue, as this increases the risk of injury. Do NOT try to restrain your child or try to stop the seizure movements.Focus your attention on bringing the fever down:Insert an acetaminophen suppository (if you have some) into the child's rectum.Do NOT try to give anything by mouth.Apply cool washcloths to the forehead and neck. Sponge the rest of the body with lukewarm (not cold) water. Cold water or alcohol may make the fever worse.After the seizure is over and your child is awake, give the normal dose of ibuprofen or acetaminophen.After the seizure, the most important step is to identify the cause of the fever.Expectations (prognosis)The first febrile seizure is a frightening moment for parents. Most parents are afraid that their child will die or have brain damage. However, simple febrile seizures are harmless. There is no evidence that they cause death, brain damage, epilepsy, mental retardation, a decrease in IQ, or learning difficulties.A small number of children who have had a febrile seizure do go on to develop epilepsy, but not because of the febrile seizures. Children who would develop epilepsy anyway will sometimes have their first seizures during fevers. These are usually prolonged, complex seizures.Nervous system (neurologic) problems and a family history of epilepsy make it more likely that the child will develop epilepsy. The number of febrile seizures is not related to future epilepsy.About a third of children who have had a febrile seizure will have another one with a fever. Of those who do have a second seizure, about half will have a third seizure. Few children have more than three febrile seizures in their lifetime.Most children outgrow febrile seizures by age 5.ComplicationsBiting oneselfBreathing fluid into the lungsComplications if a serious infection, such as meningitis, caused the feverInjury from falling down or bumping into objectsInjury from long or complicated seizuresSeizures not caused by feverSide effects of medications used to treat and prevent seizures (if prescribed)Calling your health care providerChildren should see a doctor as soon as possible after their first febrile seizure.If the seizure is lasting several minutes, call 911 to have an ambulance bring your child to the hospital.If the seizure ends quickly, drive the child to an emergency room when it is over.Take your child to the doctor if repeated seizures occur during the same illness, or if this looks like a new type of seizure for your child.Call or see the health care provider if other symptoms occur before or after the seizure, such as:Abnormal movementsAgitationConfusionDrowsinessNauseaProblems with coordinationRashSedationTremorsIt is normal for children to sleep or be briefly drowsy or confused right after a seizure.PreventionBecause febrile seizures can be the first sign of illness, it is often not possible to prevent them. A febrile seizure does not mean that your child is not getting the proper care.Occasionally, a health care provider will prescribe diazepam to prevent or treat febrile seizures that occur more than once. However, no medication is completely effective in preventing febrile seizures.ReferencesJohnston MV. Seizures in childhood. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 593.


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