Childhood seizures This factsheet is for people with a child who has seizures (fits), or who would like information about them.
FEBRILE CONVULSIONS IN CHILDREN Sometimes fever from infection can rise to a critical point where the child's body cannot regulate its temperature. When this happens, the child has a convulsion, or seizure
Seizures and Convulsions: Childrens Hospital Philadelphia A seizure or a convulsion is a result of an interruption of normal brain activity. Serious infections like meningitis, injuries to the head and high fevers in children under the age of 5 are all irritants to the brain and may cause a seizure.
Febrile Convulsions/Febrile Fits Febrile convulsions occur in young children when there is a rapid increase in their body temperature. It affects up to 1 in 20 children between the ages of one and four but can affect children between six months and about five years old.