How Old Does Epilepsy Occur In Infants?
Night .. r n My baby is 13 months old … And at the age of 6 my baby had a seizure. After a week of seizures. A relapse again and another week of seizures again .. The first seizure begins with fever but the 2nd and third without starting fever .. And at 12 months of age my baby can get seizures again but starts with heat. But the heat is only in the head only .. And the spasms that are experienced to make the whole body stiff and the mouth issued foam .. But not until 5 minutes .. Only 2_3 minutes .. Is my child epileptic huh .. Please explain
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Febrile seizures are seizures that occur in an increase in body temperature above 38 degrees celsius without any other underlying cause.
Fever is called simple seizures is if the seizure lasts less than 15 minutes, seizures throughout the body and does not recur in 24 hours. Simple febrile seizures account for 80% of all febrile seizures in children. Febrile seizures are called complex if seizures last more than 15 minutes, seizures only involve a few areas of the body, and recur or more than once in 24 hours.
Risk factors for recurrence of febrile seizures in children are:
- Family history of febrile seizures
- Age less than 12 months
- Fever is not too high during seizures
- Rapid seizures after a fever
Cases of febrile seizures have a risk of developing epilepsy later in life, and are likely to increase if the following are found for your child:
- Nerve disorders or developmental disorders that are evident before the first febrile seizure
- Complex febrile seizures
- History of epilepsy in parents or siblings
For now your child is still classified as a complex febrile seizure. But there becomes a risk of epilepsy later in life. In this condition, long-term anti-seizure treatment may be needed or is called maintenance treatment to prevent recurrence of febrile seizures in the future. However, the possibility of becoming epilepsy cannot be prevented by administering homicidal drugs in febrile seizures.
Consult your child's condition again with a pediatrician for further evaluation.
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