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Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited. In a case- control study that compared children convulwao a first febrile seizure, febrile status epilepticus was associated with younger age, lower body temperature, longer dura- febri, of unrecognized fever before febrile seizure, female sex, documented struc- tural temporal lobe abnormalities on a previous brain MRI, and a first-degree relative with febrile seizures.

When such risk factors exist alone or in combina- tion, it may be prudent to develop an acute seizure intervention at home, fol- lowed by initiating an emergency med- ical services call for early and effective treatment of potential febrile status epi- lepticus.

Delayed treatment and the de- velopment of febrile status epilepticus in a child is a risk factor for acute brain injury, the development of epilepsy, and long-term neurocognitive disability. However, one should keep in mind that a subset of children with prolonged febrile seizures or febrile status epilepticus could develop long- term neurologic consequences.

Prompt attention to diagnose the cause of the fever is es- sential. A few studies have reported ben- efit from intermittent benzodiazepines during fever for preventing febrile sei- zures and reducing emergency depart- ment visits and hospital admissions. A 2- to 3-day course of oral diazepam or clobazam was used successfully to pre- vent recurrences.


In addition, benzodiazepines can cause sedation, can interfere with hydra- tion and feeding, and may delay the recognition of a serious illness. Rectal diazepam is available in the United States as convlsao acute abortive treat- ment of an ongoing seizure and has been successfully used in febrile seizures.

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Care- givers should be educated in the timing and technique of administering the med- ication as well as close monitoring after its use. Using febirl diazepam at home is an attractive option in the hands of savvy caregivers but may provide a false sense of security. Caregivers should be cau- tioned that if the convulsion continues after rectal diazepam total duration longer than 5 minutes or sensorium does not recover, emergency medical services should be immediately con- tacted for treatment of potential fe- brile status epilepticus.

A study concluded that once ffebril, febrile status epilepticus rarely stops sponta- neously, and it is fairly resistant to anti- epileptic medications. Earlier onset of effective treatment results in shorter total seizure duration.

In this study, even the subjects who received medication prior to emergency department arrival seized for a median of 81 minutes.

Therefore, it may be prudent to suggest administra- tion of rectal diazepam at the onset of KEY POINTS h The risk of developmental, behavioral, and academic disability in children with febrile seizures is no greater than in the general population. Phe- nobarbital and valproate are touted to successfully reduce the recurrence of febrile seizures; however, they may not reduce the ultimate risk of devel- oping epilepsy. Long-term treatmentwith daily anticonvulsants may be justifiable only in a small subset of children with complex febrile seizures and febrile status epilepticus with multiple risk factors that portend a high risk of epilepsy.


No guidelines exist for initiation of daily anticonvulsants in febrile seizures, and it remains a matter of clinical judgment. It donvulsao im- portant to recognize this condition and offer a customized evidence-based plan of care to each family. The majority of children can bemanaged by application of the essential clinical principles outlined in this article.

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