Symptoms & Signs of Febrile Fits
Based on the symptoms, the two types of febrile
In simple, benign febrile fits.
- The episode of convulsions last for less than 10 minutes.
- Nature of convulsions is generalized in that the entire body goes into spasm or becomes stiff.
- The episode occurs within 24 hours of onset of fever.
- After the episode of fits subside, the child is normal and suffers no after effects.
In atypical febrile fits.
- The episode of convulsions lasts for more than 15 minutes.
- Nature of convulsions is focal i.e., involves one portion of the body.
- The episode occurs 24 hours after the onset of fever and the child may show signs of organic damage of the brain.
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