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Febrile seizure

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Claire Bell MBChB BMedSci
Foundation Years Journal, volume 1, issue 7, p.331 (123Doc Education, London, November 2007)


A previously healthy 2 year old boy, born at term, presented to the Emergency Department with his concerned parents. They described an episode at home that morning which had lasted three minutes in total, where he went flppy and stiff and thrashed his arms and legs around. On arrival to the department he was no longer fitting; his temperature was found to be 39.2°C. He was examined and observed in the department where he was found to have a sore, red throat. He had no further seizures and was discharged home that afternoon with no follow-up.

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Claire Bell MBChB BMedSci (Corresponding author)

Senior Resident Medical Offier in Emergency Medicine
Westmead Hospital Sydney
PO Box 533


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