Febrile Seizures (fs)

Febrile Seizures (FS) are part of our Childhood Epilepsy Panel (NGS). Click here to access a complete list of the genes covered in this panel. 





Febrile seizures are fairly common convulsions caused by fever in small children, usually between 6 months and 6 years. 


During these seizures -usually of a tonic-clonic type- a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body, such as an arm or a leg, or on the right or the left side only. Most febrile seizures are brief, lasting a minute or two, although some can be as brief as a few seconds while others last for more than 15 minutes. However, febrile seizures are usually harmless and do not necessarily point to a future development of epilepsy. 


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