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MRI and EEG Could Identify Children at Risk for Epilepsy After Febrile Seizures, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Study



11/9/2012 8:10:41 AM

Seizures during childhood fever are usually benign, but when prolonged, they can foreshadow an increased risk of epilepsy later in life. Now a study funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests that brain imaging and recordings of brain activity could help identify the children at highest risk. The study reveals that within days of a prolonged fever-related seizure, some children have signs of acute brain injury, abnormal brain anatomy, altered brain activity, or a combination.

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