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What causes high fever and seizure in a child?

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... My 2 year old was at day care and feeling great. Went down for a nap, woke up with 104 temperature and had a seizure. In hospital now and have run several tests and can t find source of infection. Any ideas?
Thu, 16 Mar 2017
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hi, this could be due to febrile seizure. In Febrile seizure, there is seizure followed by history of high grade fever. it is usually not associated with intracranial infection or other identifiable cause. It usually occurs within 24 hours of a fever. if diagnosis of Febrile seizure is confirmed, then you should give an antipyretic drug like Paracetamol as soon as fever occurs so that incidence of February seizure can be prevented. If episode of season occur then child should be immediately taken to hospital for examination. And imaging like CT scan or MRI brain should be done. Take care.
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What causes high fever and seizure in a child?

hi, this could be due to febrile seizure. In Febrile seizure, there is seizure followed by history of high grade fever. it is usually not associated with intracranial infection or other identifiable cause. It usually occurs within 24 hours of a fever. if diagnosis of Febrile seizure is confirmed, then you should give an antipyretic drug like Paracetamol as soon as fever occurs so that incidence of February seizure can be prevented. If episode of season occur then child should be immediately taken to hospital for examination. And imaging like CT scan or MRI brain should be done. Take care.