Epidemiology of febrile seizures and epilepsy: a call for action

Journal Title: Jornal de Pediatria - Year 2015, Vol 91, Issue 6


Seizures triggered by fever, qualified as febrile seizures, have been for decades a major issue for children in developed countries and more so in resource-limited settings. Approximately 2–5% of children are affected by this kind of seizure. Many studies aimed to describe, measure, and analyze several hypotheses, including the assessment of the physiopathological mechanisms, epidemiological indicators, care management, and their impact on their later neurological impairments, such as epilepsy, but many unknowns remain.

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Jeremy Jost


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  • EP ID EP554526
  • DOI 10.1016/j.jped.2015.08.003
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Jeremy Jost (2015). Epidemiology of febrile seizures and epilepsy: a call for action. Jornal de Pediatria, 91(6), 512-514. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-554526