Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Febrile Seizure Evaluation

The evaluation of a febrile seizure begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in children with febrile seizures may include:


A child with a febrile seizure may not require laboratory testing. Testing may be performed to exclude other conditions that could cause seizures.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a febrile seizure include:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Febrile Seizure References
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