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Seizures in Children - Annotated Resources

The most common type of seizures in children between 6 months to 5 years old is the febrile seizure, associated with high fever. Pre-term infants may also be subject to neonatal seizures in the NICU, due to a variety of stresses such as anoxia, sepsis, hypoglycemia and brain bleeds.

The recurring seizure disorder known as epilepsy occurs in 0.5 percent of the population. Chronic seizures are more common among some groups of children, for example children with certain types of cerebral palsy, children born premature with grade 3 or 4 IVH, and children with severe brain injury (eg, CP plus MR).

Reviews of Books on Seizures in Children

Epilepsy and the Family : A New Guide
By Richard Lechtenberg.

Websites on Seizures in Children

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Febrile Seizures Fact Sheet and
Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research

Epilepsy in Young Children
Stats and brief write ups of hundreds of parent's stories from the Childhood Epilepsy mailing list..

Epilepsy Discussion Board

Epilepsy Ontario
FAQs and a newsletter for parents and people with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Foundation
A good all around site: FAQs, news, chat.

North Pacific Epilepsy Research (
Articles by Dr. Mark Yerby on seizures, especially women and pregnancy.

Epilepsy Canada
Overview of basic facts and myths of seizures, kids section and more.

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