What are febrile convulsions?
Febrile convulsions are more commonly called febrile seizures.
Any illness that causes a high temperature (fever) can cause a febrile convulsion.
About 5 in 100 children have a febrile convulsion sometime before their 6th birthday. They most commonly occur between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. They are rare in children aged under 3 months and over the age of 6 years.
Signs and symptoms of febrile convulsions may include:
- Looking hot and flushed
- Eyes rolling backwards
- Being Dazed
- Going stiff
- Twitching or shaking (convulsing)
- Becoming unconscious
- Being unresponsive
Keywords: febrile convulsion; febrile convulsions.