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Int J Med Sci 2007; 4(2):110-114. doi:10.7150/ijms.4.110


Childhood Febrile Seizures: Overview and Implications

Tonia Jones, Steven J. Jacobsen

Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA


This article provides an overview of the latest knowledge and understanding of childhood febrile seizures. This review also discusses childhood febrile seizure occurrence, health services utilization and treatment costs. Parental reactions associated with its occurrence and how healthcare providers can assist parents with dealing effectively with this potentially frightening and anxiety-producing event are also discussed.

Keywords: childhood febrile seizure, parental reaction, anxiety, health services utilization, parental education

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How to cite this article:
Jones T, Jacobsen SJ. Childhood Febrile Seizures: Overview and Implications. Int J Med Sci 2007; 4(2):110-114. doi:10.7150/ijms.4.110. Available from