Are febrile seizures a risk factor for the development of epilepsy ?

Conclusion : A single isolated febrile seizure of short duration probably does not greatly influence the later development of epilepsy. In general,if there are no other reasons to suspect recurrent seizures, such children are not treated. The following features,however,have been identified at risk factors for the development of epilepsy: 1.Underlyingneurologic / developmental abnormality. 2. Family history of non febrile seizures. 3. Prolonged febrileconvulsions. 4. Multiple febrile convulsions. 5,Atypical of focal features( complex febrile seizures). 6.FEBRILE SEIZURE WITH ABNORMAL EEG

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