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Infant under epilepsy treatment, on epilex, has fever and got seizure for few minutes. Normal?

My 11 month son is undergoing epilepsy treatment and is currently been given 3m l of epilex morning and evening. He had an MRI and it had no problems his egg had issues. The doctor had said that his chances of getting a seizure is limited and asked us to go in for a blood test after 15 days. He had a temp. of 100.3 degree and had a seizure for 3 minutes today. I just wanted to know if this is normal or should we do any thing else.
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response
Dear Friend ,
I think your son had febrile seizures . Fever can lower seizure threshhold in patients already suffering from seizures. also just get dosage of epilex adjussted accoring to weight of the baby. Rest nothing to worry as such.
. Vineet Saggar (MCh)
Neuro Surgeon / Spinal Surgeon
Chandigarh, Mohali -
Ivy Hospital Sector 71
Mob. No.:- +91-9855990990
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General & Family Physician Dr. Anand Babu M's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagicForum

Hi...., The above symptoms are suggestive of febrile seizures.., when the temperature of the body increases to maximum threshold, body defensive mechanism of seizures is to cool the body..,
when fever subsides, there will no be any more seizures..

Take care..
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