Crossed Eyes, Headaches, Difficulty Walking After A Febrile Seizure In A 6-year-old Child?
Tonight, I want to ask. My brother was only 6.5 years old, he had a high fever to convulsions and his eyes were raised, then he was immediately taken to the nearest clinic and he could only close his eyes during the day. After two days in the clinic he was taken to the hospital and only regained consciousness shortly after. After he realized he immediately asked to eat as usual and could chat again, but his eyes turned to squint. After being treated for about 3 days in the hospital finally brought home. But the situation has not fully recovered and still often has a headache and sometimes still has a fever so if the road is still helped. According to the doctor is this a symptom of meningitis? But my sister’s appetite is still as usual. And if his eyes can return to normal again? Thanks before..
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Basically seizures that occur in children over the age of 5 years are not common febrile seizures. Seizures can be caused due to various causes, including:
inflammation and infection of the brain (encephalitis) or the lining of the brain (meningitis)
post head injury and bleeding inside the head
poisoning of certain toxic substances or side effects of certain drugs
disorders of the blood vessels of the brain
tumor in the brain
Seizures that occur more than 30 minutes or seizures that occur repeatedly without the return of consciousness between seizures are called status epilepticus. This condition is very, very dangerous, so in fact if the conditions are as you mentioned, then actually your sister should not only be treated at the clinic alone, but must be immediately taken to the hospital (do not wait until 2 days unknowingly just taken to the hospital) . This is very important because the brain is an organ that is very easily damaged and if there is damage, the brain will not be able to repair its cells anymore. Therefore all symptoms related to the nervous system (including seizures and loss of consciousness) should get an evaluation as soon as possible.
To find out exactly the cause of your sister's seizures and also the cause of the following post-seizure symptoms (eyes that are squinting and unable to walk), additional examinations such as blood tests, CT scans or MRIs, or examination of the brain (EEG) must be performed. at the hospital that examined your sister, of course, have suggested or already carried out additional examinations, so it would be more appropriate if you ask directly your sister's diagnosis to the doctor who treats her in the hospital. Regarding the squint will return to normal or not also depends on the cause of the spasm and the squint now. Crossed eyes can occur due to certain disorders of the brain or eyes and the muscles supporting the eyeball. To be able to restore the condition of his eyes, of course, these causes must be sought and managed first.
Advise your parents to have your sister immediately checked by a pediatrician, especially if the fever is still common.
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