Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Febrile Seizure Types

Two types of febrile seizures include:

  • Simple febrile seizures:
    • Last for less than 15 minutes and do not recur within 24 hours
  • Complex febrile seizures:
    • Last longer than 15 minutes, or return within 24 hours

About 80 percent of febrile seizures are simple and 30 percent are complex.

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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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