Causes And Solutions For Recurring Seizures?

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There is a friend of mine who is a dozen years old but still under 17 years old suffering from a disease and until now the cause has not been found with seizure symptoms several times has also experienced hyperthermia, is this a sign / symptom of malaria?

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Hi Nerub,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to be clear, what kind of conditions do you mean by hyperthermia? Have you taken her temperature? Has your colleague ever seen a doctor?

Seizures occur when the body contracts and relaxes rapidly, repeatedly, and out of control. This condition can occur because there are abnormalities in electrical activity in the brain, either caused by disturbances from within the head itself (intracranial) or outside the head (extracranial). Seizures that appear accompanied by an increase in body temperature (more than 37.5 degrees Celsius) may indicate the following conditions:

Encephalitis (infection of the parenchyma of the brain) --- including one that can also be caused by the virus that causes malaria Meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord Head injury, for example, which causes bleeding in the subarachnoid, subdural, or ventricular area Alcohol intoxication Dropout syndrome drugs, etc. It could also be that seizures occur due to other causes that are not always directly related to the increase in the patient's body temperature, for example epilepsy, disturbances in hydraulic balance (for example potassium, magnesium, sodium), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), side effects of drugs, and so.

You need to have your colleague's condition checked directly to a doctor or neurologist. The doctor needs to do a thorough neurological examination to identify possible causes of the complaint. Several supporting tests, for example blood tests, CT scans, brain records, MRI, and so on can also be done by doctors to determine the best treatment. The treatment given will be varied, starting from administering drugs, surgery, and so on.

In the meantime, if your colleague's body temperature rises, you can give him paracetamol first so that his body temperature decreases. When he has a seizure, remove him to a comfortable place, lay him on a hard base, tilt his body to prevent aspiration. Avoid putting anything in your colleague's mouth while having a seizure.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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