The Best Medicine for Febrile Seizures

John M. Freeman

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Observing a seizure may be one of life's most frightening experiences. Many parents who witness a child's first seizure think the child is dying. Their lack of knowledge and sense of helplessness may be compounded by misconceptions about the risks of swallowing the tongue, choking, brain damage, mental retardation, and death. Febrile seizures are the most common seizures of childhood. The thousands of parents each year who are terrified by such an event are in need of good information and reassurance. The report by Berg et al. in this issue of the Journal 1 is a welcome addition to this productive…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1161-1163
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 15 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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