What Are Febrile Convulsions?

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Febrile convulsions are more commonly called febrile seizures. Any illness that causes a high temperature (fever) can cause a febrile convulsion. About 5 in 100 children have a febrile convulsion sometime before their 6th birthday. They most commonly occur between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. They are rare in children aged under 3 months and over the age of 6 years. Signs and symptoms of febrile convulsions may include:
  • Looking hot and flushed
  • Eyes rolling backwards
  • Being Dazed
  • Going stiff
  • Twitching or shaking (convulsing)
  • Becoming unconscious
  • Being unresponsive
Keywords: febrile convulsion; febrile convulsions.