Febrile Seizures

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Also known as Febrile Convulsions. These are tonic-clonic seizures (convulsions) that occur in children related to a fever. Most occur between the ages of 6 months and 4 years, but are occasionally seen in children as old as 6 or 7 years. They may recur if the child has a fever at other times, but do not warrant a diagnosis of epilepsy.