Volume 5, Issue 1 (Spring 2001)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2001, 5(1): 73-80 | Back to browse issues page

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Febrile convulsion is one of the most common neurologic disorder in childhood which is an age related phenomenon. There are many conflicts about characteristics of this type of seizure, treatment of acute type of the disease and preventive measures. For preparing this review article, the available references of the last ten years (1991-2000) have been studied. According to the results of this review, longterm treatment with anticonvulsant drugs such as phenobarbitals not recommended due to the consequent lowering of the IQ and reduction of cognitive ability. Preferable preventive treatment is intermittent diazepam during a febrile disease.
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Type of Study: Review article | Subject: Pediatrics