Fever can be a symptom of disease or infection. It can also be a result as the effect of exercise, hot weather or immunization. Normal body temperature is between 36c to 37 C. If your child has a fever with a temperature measured by mouth or ears of 37.8 C, or through the rectum 38C and 37.2 C through the armpit, the chances are your child's fever. The children usually had a fever higher than in adults.
Febrile seizures Sitting in front of the lobby a state hospital in Denpasar, I saw a father with his arms hurriedly rushed to the emergency room. Curious, I ventured to ask the father what had happened to her son, in a voice that was still gasping for breath father was told that his son hit the step. Step or Seizures Fever is very common in young children. According IDAI, the incidence of febrile seizures in children aged 6 months to 5 years of almost 2-5%. Seizures are frightening but usually harmless. Parents will be panic so get her son suffered from febrile seizures. What is a Fever Seizures?, Febrile seizures are seizures that occur when an infant or child has a fever without infection of the central nervous system. Febrile seizures usually occur at the beginning of fever. Children will look strange for a while, then stiff, kelojotan and rolled her eyes. Child unresponsive for some time, breathing will be disrupted, and the skin will appear darker than usual. After the seizure, the child will soon be back to normal. Seizures usually ends up less than 1 minute, but although rare can occur for more than 15 minutes. In general, Fever Seizures can be divided into two types: - Simple febrile seizures (seizures Fever Simplified): comprehensive seizures lasting <15 minutes and not recurring within 24 hours. - Complex febrile seizures / complex partial seizures (seizures Fever Complex): focal seizures (involving only one body part), lasting> 15 minutes, and / or repeated in a short time (during the fever lasts). So what distinguishes this febrile seizures with epilepsy? Although the same symptoms and repeated seizures, but in children who suffer from epilepsy, episodes of seizures are not accompanied by fever. There are several factors that influence the occurrence of recurrent febrile seizures include: - Age <15 months during the first febrile seizure - History of febrile seizures in the family - Febrile seizures occur immediately after onset of illness or when the temperature was relatively normal - History of fever is often - Seizures are complex first febrile seizure If seizures occur immediately after a fever or if the body temperature is relatively low, it will likely happen again febrile seizures. Risk of recurrence of febrile seizures is 10% without risk factor, 25% with 1 risk factor, 50% with 2 risk factors, and can reach 100% with = 3 risk factors. What if your child's fever caused by immunization? Although immunization can cause fever, but rarely followed immunization febrile seizures. A study showed the risk of febrile seizures in some type of immunization as follows: • DTP: 6-9 per 100,000 immunizations. This risk is higher on the day of immunization, and declined thereafter. • MMR: 25-34 per 100,000 immunizations. The risk increased at 8-14 days after immunization. Febrile seizures after immunization did not have a greater tendency than recurrent febrile seizures in general. And febrile seizures after immunization most likely will not be repeated in subsequent immunization. So febrile seizures is not a contra indication for immunization. Actually, what happens in the body when the child has a febrile seizure? In the state of fever, increase in temperature of 1 ° C will result in increased basal metabolism of 10% - 15% and 20% oxygen requirement. The result is a change in the balance of brain cell membranes and within a short time diffusion of potassium ions and sodium ions through the membrane before, resulting in loss of electrical charge. The liberation of electrical charge that is big enough to extend to the entire cell / cell membrane nearby with the help of neurotransmitters, resulting in seizures. Seizures were mostly coincided with a high body temperature rise and rapid caused by infection outside the central nervous system, such as tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils), ear infections, and other respiratory tract infections. Seizures usually stop myself. Once the seizure stops, the child does not give any reaction for a moment, but a few seconds / minutes later the child will wake up and regain consciousness without neurological disorders. Febrile seizures are of short duration are generally not dangerous and does not cause residual symptoms. However, prolonged seizures (> 15 minutes) is very dangerous and can cause permanent damage of the brain. Viewing events in the body's exposure to the above, I pull the red thread symptoms you can see when the child has seizures Fever, among others: the child has a fever (especially a high fever or rise in body temperature that occurs suddenly), tonic-clonic seizures or grand mal , fainting which lasted for 30 seconds-5 minutes (almost always occurs in children who experience febrile seizures).
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