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A febrile seizure is a convulsion that can occur when a child has a fever, usually as a result of infection. The seizure often occurs during the first day of a fever, which is defined as a temperature of 101°F (38°C) or above. In some cases, a child may not have a fever when the seizure occurs, but develops one a few hours later.
Febrile seizures in children: Key things to know

Febrile seizures in children: Key things to know

Large study of COVID vaccine side effects in Sweden

Large study of COVID vaccine side effects in Sweden

Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous

Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous

New insights on strategies to treat infants with seizures

New insights on strategies to treat infants with seizures

Study confirms safety of two measles-containing vaccines

Study confirms safety of two measles-containing vaccines

Combined MMRV vaccine slightly increases risk of febrile seizures in children

Combined MMRV vaccine slightly increases risk of febrile seizures in children

Prolonged febrile seizures can affect pediatric patients

Prolonged febrile seizures can affect pediatric patients

Measles-containing vaccines administered at 12-5 months of age associated with reduced risk of fever, seizures

Measles-containing vaccines administered at 12-5 months of age associated with reduced risk of fever, seizures

MRI, EEG may predict children’s epilepsy risk after long febrile seizures

MRI, EEG may predict children’s epilepsy risk after long febrile seizures

Vaccines for measles may not increase risk of febrile seizures in 4-6 year olds

Vaccines for measles may not increase risk of febrile seizures in 4-6 year olds

Febrile seizures in children may be linked to respiratory alkalosis

Febrile seizures in children may be linked to respiratory alkalosis

FDA announces approval of vaccines for 2010-2011 US influenza season

FDA announces approval of vaccines for 2010-2011 US influenza season

Combination MMRV vaccine associated with increased risk of febrile seizures

Combination MMRV vaccine associated with increased risk of febrile seizures

Many babies with simple febrile seizures can avoid spinal tap

Many babies with simple febrile seizures can avoid spinal tap