Febrile Seizures by Tallie Z. Baram, Shlomo Shinnar

By Tallie Z. Baram, Shlomo Shinnar

Febrile Seizures is written through the main energetic researchers and clinicians in epilepsy learn this day. This e-book provides the most recent advancements during this box in addition to the present nation of information within the following: * New imaging instruments and rising info, visualizing results of febrile seizures at the mind * New genetic methodologies * using animal types to allow clinical research of the electrophysiology and molecular biology of the seizure. Key good points * First ebook on febrile seizures in over two decades! * vast spectrum of methods, from genetic and epidemiological to bench examine utilizing animal types and in vitro single-cell patch-clamp tools * accomplished replace of the subject, written through global leaders within the box * Novel and newly chanced on details in response to up-to the minute tools * enticing sort, available to the clinician, researcher, and expert guardian

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34 J. Camfield et al. , 1999—TAIWAN A very comprehensive survey of all children age 3 years in the Taiwanese city of Taiwan found 256 children with one or more febrile seizures (Huang et al, 1999). Cases were identified by a telephone interview with the families of 10,460 of the 11,129 families with 3-year-old children. They were matched at random with one control from the remainder of the cohort on sex, age, and area of residence. There were no increases in pre- or perinatal problems in cases.

Teasing apart the contributions of these and other related factors would be extremely difficult. At the present and based on what we understand, it is reasonable to assume that their influences most likely lie along the same causal pathway as illness frequency. These observations have some potential public health implications for pre­ venting febrile seizures; however, there are numerous other factors that need to be considered in developing a rational and balanced approach to this issue. C. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SEIZURE There are three characteristics of a febrile seizure that may cause heightened concern: focality, prolonged duration, and recurrence within the same illness 3 Recurrent Febrile Seizures 45 episode (typically within 24 hours).

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