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  convulsion on Encyclopedia.com
It is not known what causes the abnormal impulses from the brain that result in convulsive seizures, since the disturbance may arise in normal brain tissue as well as in diseased or injured tissue.
Convulsions may occur in such conditions as epilepsy, poisoning, high fever (especially in young children), disturbances of calcium or phosphorus metabolism, alkalosis, diabetes, oxygen insufficiency, and a low blood-sugar content, as well as in local irritation or injury of the brain.
Persons undergoing convulsions should be guarded against self-injury (see epilepsy).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c1/convulsi.asp   (355 words)

 Bioline International Official Site (site up-dated regularly)
Fepile convulsion is a common cause of convulsion in childhood and about 4% of children in the age group of one to six years have at least one episode of fepile convulsion.
Fepile convulsion was diagnosed on the basis of a history of a convulsion in the child with a fepile illness.
This contrasts with the doctor’s consideration of fepile convulsion as a benign phenomenon.
www.bioline.org.br /request?jp01004   (2415 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Convulsion
Convulsion, in medicine, series of involuntary contractions of the voluntary muscles.
A convulsion of the lungs, vellicated by some sharp serosity.
During 1991, Italy attempted to tackle its $1 trillion national debt by substantially modifying public spending as the deadline for European Community integration drew nearer.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Convulsion.html   (106 words)

 Memory Loss & the Brain
The person experiencing the convulsion may appear to shake uncontrollably, and the convulsion may include either a part of the body or the entire body.
Convulsions are a common manifestation of seizures in epilepsy, although some seizures do not involve any visible motor symptoms.
Convulsions may also be caused by various conditions including meningitis, brain lesions, fever, and various kinds of poison, such as strychnine or cyanide poisoning.
www.memorylossonline.com /glossary/convulsion.html   (285 words)

 * Convulsion - (Disease): Definition
The convulsions occur because the electrical systems in the brain have not yet matured sufficiently to cope with the stress of a high temperature.
Convulsion; a sudden, involuntary movement of the muscles.
Febrile seizures (convulsions triggered by fever) are common among children younger than 5 years old.
en.mimi.hu /disease/convulsion.html   (736 words)

 Fits Of Fevers- Femina - Indiatimes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A febrile convulsion, he emphasises, is NOT a form of epilepsy and should not be mistaken as such.
Diet plays no role in triggering off a febrile convulsion, nor is the tendency completely hereditary, although parents or siblings or other close relatives may have experienced the same problem in their infancy.
Classically, a febrile convulsion is usually associated with a sudden rise in fever (commonly the first spike of fever, rarely more than once per febrile episode).
www.feminaindia.com /articleshow/30059217.cms   (714 words)

 Glufosinate ammonium induces convulsion through N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in mice Neuroscience Letters 304 (2001) ...
Dizocilpine significantly prolonged the onset of convulsion caused by glufosinate ammonium at the dose of 80 and 100 mg/kg (Fig.
Dose-dependency of glufosinate ammonium for the onset of convulsions.
The convulsions were induced by glufosinate ammonium (80 mg/kg, i.p.) in combination with saline (n = 23), NBQX (30 mg/kg, i.p., n = 8), dizocilpine (Diz) (0.3 mg/kg, i.p., n = 11), Compound 40 (5 mg/kg, i.p., n = 6), and LY235959 (5 mg/kg, i.p., n = 6).
www.mindfully.org /Pesticide/Glufosinate-Ammonium-Convulsion.htm   (1616 words)

 Febrile Convulsion - Patient UK
A febrile convulsion is a seizure (a 'fit') which occurs in some children when they have a fever (high temperature).
A future febrile convulsion is more likely if the first occurs in a child younger than 15 months, or if there is a family history of febrile convulsions in close relatives (father, mother, sister, brother).
So, febrile convulsions and epilepsy are two separate conditions, but a very small number of children may be prone to develop both epilepsy and febrile convulsions.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc.asp?doc=23068735   (1062 words)

 Febrile convulsion
A febrile convulsion is a seizure occurring in a child aged from six months to five years, precipitated by a fever arising from infection outside the nervous system in a child who is otherwise neurologically normal.
Following convulsion, a doctor should always be consulted in order to determine that the cause is simply a viral infection, and not something more serious such as meningitis.
The overall risk of a further febrile convulsion is one in three, but the recurrence risk is higher if the first seizure occurs before one year of age and there is a positive family history.
www.rcsed.ac.uk /fellows/bcpaterson/new_page_2.htm   (935 words)

 Pediatric Oncall- FEVER & FITS (FEBRILE CONVULSIONS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Convulsions (fits) that occur at the time of high fever are known as febrile convulsions or febrile seizures.
Since fever is the cause of convulsions, the most important part is to bring down the child’s fever as quickly as possible.
Most of the children have just one febrile convulsion in their lifetime whereas few may have 2 to 3 recurrences over next few years but most outgrow the problem by 6 years of age.
www.pediatriconcall.com /forpatients/commonchild/feverfits.asp   (513 words)

 Febrile Convulsions
Many young children between the ages of 1-4 will have a febrile convulsion, caused by a combination of a high temperature (common in childhood illnesses such as tonsillitis) and a young brain.
Febrile convulsions are much less likely to occur after 4 years of age.
Most children who have a febrile convulsion do not have' any further problems relating to convulsions or seizures after the age of four.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/park/sk98/factsheet_07.htm   (580 words)

 Clinical Practice Guidelines
A simple febrile convulsion is a brief (< 10 min duration) generalised convulsion in a febrile (> 38oC) child aged between 6 months and 6 years, with no previous afebrile seizures, no progressive neurological condition and no signs of a CNS infection.
The convulsion may be terrifying for the parents to observe they frequently believe that their child is dying and may attempt CPR or other resuscitative measures.
Children who have recurrent prolonged convulsions (which are rare) may benefit from having a rectal diazepam kit available at home, which their parents can administer if a convulsion does not cease spontaneously within 10 minutes.
www.rch.org.au /clinicalguide/cpg.cfm?doc_id=5132   (534 words)

 Fever - febrile convulsions
A febrile convulsion is a fit or seizure that occurs in children when they have a high fever.
A febrile convulsion is not epilepsy and does not cause brain damage.
Febrile convulsions tend to run in families, although the reason for this is unknown.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Fever_febrile_convulsions?open   (608 words)

 Online Health Library - Pediatric Advisor
Febrile convulsions usually stop happening by the time a child is 5 or 6 years old.
When the convulsion is over and your child is awake, give the usual dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen for your child's weight and age, and encourage your child to drink cool fluids.
The only way to prevent future febrile convulsions completely is for your child to take an anticonvulsant medicine on a daily basis until the age of 3 or 4 years.
www.fisher-titus.com /news/library/pediatric/pa_convwfev_hhg.htm   (769 words)

 BBC - Health - Conditions - Febrile convulsions
Febrile convulsions are seizures (sometimes known as fits) that occur in a child with a high fever of over 39°C (102.2°F).
Your child may need to be treated or investigated in hospital to rule out problems other than a febrile convulsion, especially if this is their first seizure.
However, about one per cent of children do subsequently develop epilepsy (this is more likely if the child has a longer than normal convulsion, or recurrent seizures in the same illness).
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/febrileconvulsions2.shtml   (565 words)

 Ask Dr Jane Collins... Febrile convulsions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Today, we know that a febrile convulsion is caused by the rapid rise in a child's body temperature, up to 38.5C or 39C, usually at the start of an illness.
A study reviewed the way that parents reacted when their child had a febrile convulsion, 77% thought their child had died or was dying, and 15% thought their child had suffocated or had meningitis.
While anti-convulsant medication is useful for children who suffer from recurrent convulsions not associated with fever (epilepsy), there is little evidence to suggest such medication will prevent recurrent febrile convulsions, and the possibility of side effects tends to outweigh the benefits.
www.ich.ucl.ac.uk /gosh_families/ask_dr_jane_collins/body/febrile_convulsions.htm   (1238 words)

 MDAdvice.com - Health Library - Pediatric Symptoms & Illnesses
A febrile convulsion is a seizure triggered by fever and characterized by altered consciousness and uncontrolled muscle spasms.
Despite its frightening appearance, a convulsion caused solely by fever in a child between 6 months and 4 years of age is usually not serious.
If the first convulsion with fever occurs in a child younger than 6 months, a neurological examination and other studies may be necessary.
www.mdadvice.com /library/ped/pedillsymp92.html   (576 words)

 jodrell.net : projects : convulsion : a drop-in cvs repository browser for php
It makes use of the libraries developed for the Chora module of the Horde project, but does not require that Horde be installed and working to be used.
Convulsion also supports automatic obfuscation of e-mail addresses and syntax highlighting of most common languages.
Convulsion's output is standards-compliant, accessible, and customisable by means of CSS.
jodrell.net /projects/convulsion   (189 words)

 Recurrence of Attack and Associated Factors in Children with Febril Convulsion Admitted in Hospital
With observation of repetition of convulsions in a large group of patients in 17 Shahrivar Hospital and their development from simple to complex.
In this study main object was determination the factors that may be effective in repetition of convulsions in patients during bed ridding in hospital.
Recurrent of attack in children with convulsion and fever admitted in hospital was higher.
www.gums.ac.ir /magazin/abstract79aw_4.htm   (336 words)

 aarogya.com "The Wellness Site" Family Health - First Aid
Convulsions due to a brain hemorrhage or tumor may lead to the death.
In many instances people subject to convulsions will carry instructions in their clothing concerning their condition.
Therefore, they should not be abandoned as soon as the convulsion has subsided.
www.aarogya.com /Familyhealthlifestyle/firstaid/fits.asp   (363 words)

 Kids health info for parents : Febrile Convulsion
A febrile convulsion is a common medical condition when a convulsion or fit is brought on by an elevated temperature.
These kinds of convulsions are not harmful to the child and do not cause brain damage.
Don't worry about whether you will hear a convulsion; a bed or cot is a safe place for a convulsion, and if the next one is so brief that you don't wake up, then no intervention was needed.
www.rch.org.au /kidsinfo/factsheets.cfm?doc_id=3722   (953 words)

 Febrile convulsions/febrile fits
Febrile convulsions occur in young children when there is a rapid increase in their body temperature.
However, it is always important, for example, to determine whether the convulsions are only due to a harmless viral infection.
If the child has a history of febrile convulsions, parents are sometimes advised to have the medicine diazepam ready in case an attack takes place.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/febrileconvulsion.htm   (896 words)

 Health: A Question of Health: Do febrile convulsions lead to epilepsy? And are bath salts OK on a low-salt diet? : ...
If a young child has a convulsion that only lasts a few minutes, and if they have a temperature at the same time, it will almost always turn out to be a one-off event.
There is a risk that a similar convulsion will happen the next time the child has a fever, or they may even have a second convulsion during the same illness.
Once a child has had one febrile convulsion, it is very important to try to control fevers during minor illnesses such as colds and sore throats, and flu-like illnesses.
www.epilepsy.com /newsfeed/pr_1109773801.html   (992 words)

 Convulsion's Freeforms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Convulsion is primarily a Glorantha convention (Glorantha is a highly detailed, some might say anal, fantasy world) and was held every other year in Leicester from 1992 to 2002.
In 1998 Convulsion brought us Life of Moonson, a mass of guady costumes as indicated by the camp individuals to the right.
Huge fun: Probably my favourite of the Convulsion freeforms, Home of the Bold IV was superb.
www.freeforms.org.uk /review-convulsion.html   (1053 words)

 Lumbar puncture following febrile convulsion -- Carroll and Brookfield 87 (3): 238 -- Archives of Disease in Childhood
a febrile convulsion is unnecessary and unjustified in an infant
Changing trends in the investigation and management of febrile convulsions in the first year of life.
The role of the middle ear and tonsil in the etiology of febrile convulsions.
adc.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/87/3/238   (2024 words)

 Clinical characteristics of febrile convulsions during primary HHV-6 infection -- Suga et al. 82 (1): 62 -- Archives of ...
febrile convulsions are common during the course of exanthem subitum.
For evaluation of factors related to recurrent febrile convulsions and the subsequent onset of epilepsy in patients with a
Of the 105 patients, the febrile convulsion was the first episode in 79 (75%), the second in 15 (14%), third in five (5%),
adc.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/82/1/62   (2926 words)

 Febrile convulsion - Zona Pediatrica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Convulsions are more frequent between the 6 months and 2 years of age but they may also appear between birth and the first 6 years (some adults have them from childhood).
The febrile convulsion is an episode in which a child’s body or part of it moves involuntarily when the body temperature rises or otherwise; all secondary to anarchical brain discharges.
Increase in the frequency of febrile convulsions during infancy.
www.zonapediatrica.com /mod-htmlpages-display-pid-721-print-1.html   (406 words)

A febrile convulsion is a convulsion that occurs with a fever.
Febrile convulsions do not cause epilepsy, but a small number of children who have a febrile convulsion also develop epilepsy (about one in 50).
A small number (one in ten) of febrile convulsions are caused by bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, urine infection, ear infection or meningitis.
www.kidshealth.org.nz /index.php/ps_pagename/contentpage/pi_id/51   (1166 words)

 Convulsion Report
Convulsion was July 21 to July 24 in Leicester, England at one of it's many university campus.
And foremost of ocurse, the live action games that Convulsion is so noted for (Fall of the House of Malan.)
For myself, I had a good time conversing with anyone who I could, and a great time chatting with the cadre of European authors face to face.
www.glorantha.com /tribes/convulsion2000.html   (390 words)

 How to treat febrile convulsion in babies? - Children - DoctorNDTV
Your baby had a Febrile convulsion which means developing a fit with high fever.
This is not uncommon in this age group and this tendency may remain till the age of 2 years and sometimes till 4-6 years specially if there is a history of fits with fever in the family.
Most often these simple febrile convulsions are not associated with any long term problems except that they may recur with fever during this age group.
www.doctorndtv.com /FAQ/detailfaq.asp?id=2024   (275 words)

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