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Child. Has down syndrome. Frequent fits, no fever, active. Normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
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User:Hi Doctor, My Niece age is 14 months and she got fits two times ( day after day) , why she got fits , is this normals in kids ? any precautions to take .please provide us more details.
Doctor:Is this your query?
User:yes doctor
User:i was trying to post question but site is showing down
Doctor:The probable reason for your niece to get the fits is a high grade fever
Doctor:Did she have fever?
User:no sir , she is very active and she was playing when she got fits
Doctor:Then there is a problem
Doctor:The common cause for kids to get fits is high fever
Doctor:When there is increased temperature they tend to get fits
Doctor:However, since there was no fever in your niece, we need to rule out other causes
User:is there any diagnosetics to do ?
Doctor:Please get the baby evaluated by a pediatrician first
Doctor:The investigations can be planned accordingly
User:she has down syndrome , but baby is very active and we are going for checkup as per the doctor suggested , heart and thyroid reports are normal
Doctor:Do a brain CT scan plain also
Doctor:Also, an EEG may be done
Doctor:Are you there?
User:okay Doctor,
User:we will go for this testes
User:Thank you so much Doctor
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:do you have more queries?
User:no doctor, i will contact once we are done with the aboce tests
User:above *
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Thank you doctor
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