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34: Febrile Seizures and Infantile Spasms - The PedsDocTalk Podcast

I welcome Dr. Carey Wilson, a Pediatric Neurologist with specialized training in epilepsy to discuss two common concerns in pediatric neurology: Febrile Seizures (fever seizure) and infantile spasms. Dr. Wilson has her own podcast called Child Neuro Chat where she shares educational information o...

Episode 34: Febrile Seizures and Infantile Spasms

Today I welcome Dr. Carey Wilson, a Pediatric Neurologist with specialized training in epilepsy to discuss two common concerns in pediatric neurology: Febrile Seizures (fever seizure) and infantile spasms.

We discuss the bread and butter of both of these conditions.

  • What are febrile seizures?
  • Why are some children prone to them and some are not?
  • Is there a genetic predisposition?
  • What age do you usually see them get better?
  • What is the difference between simple and complex febrile seizures?
  • When should a parent call 911? When should they go to the ER?
  • What should a parent do if they see their child seizing?
  • What workup would be done in the hospital or with a neurologist?
  • What age do children outgrow them?
  • Are antipyretics necessary to give around the clock?
  • What are infantile spasms?
  • What is the prognosis?
Tune in to hear me answer these questions.

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