The PedsDocTalk Podcast

34: Febrile Seizures and Infantile Spasms

September 09, 2020 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
34: Febrile Seizures and Infantile Spasms
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The PedsDocTalk Podcast
34: Febrile Seizures and Infantile Spasms
Sep 09, 2020
Dr. Mona Amin

I welcome Dr. Carey Wilson, a Pediatric Neurologist with specialized training in epilepsy to discuss two common concerns in pediatric neurology: Febrile Seizures (fever seizure) and infantile spasms. Dr. Wilson has her own podcast called Child Neuro Chat where she shares educational information on all things Pediatric Neurology. 

We discuss the bread and butter of both of these conditions. 

  • What are febrile seizures?
  • Why are some children prone to them and some are not?
  • Is there a genetic predisposition? 
  • What age do you usually see them get better? 
  • What is the difference between simple and complex febrile seizures?
  • When should a parent call 911? When should they go to the ER?
  • What should a parent do if they see their child seizing? 
  • What workup would be done in the hospital or with a neurologist? 
  • What age do children outgrow them?
  • Are antipyretics necessary to give around the clock?
  • What are infantile spasms?
  • What is the prognosis?

This episode is for educational purposes and is not medical advice.

Follow us on Instagram @pedsdoctalk and @childneurochat

Show Notes

I welcome Dr. Carey Wilson, a Pediatric Neurologist with specialized training in epilepsy to discuss two common concerns in pediatric neurology: Febrile Seizures (fever seizure) and infantile spasms. Dr. Wilson has her own podcast called Child Neuro Chat where she shares educational information on all things Pediatric Neurology. 

We discuss the bread and butter of both of these conditions. 

  • What are febrile seizures?
  • Why are some children prone to them and some are not?
  • Is there a genetic predisposition? 
  • What age do you usually see them get better? 
  • What is the difference between simple and complex febrile seizures?
  • When should a parent call 911? When should they go to the ER?
  • What should a parent do if they see their child seizing? 
  • What workup would be done in the hospital or with a neurologist? 
  • What age do children outgrow them?
  • Are antipyretics necessary to give around the clock?
  • What are infantile spasms?
  • What is the prognosis?

This episode is for educational purposes and is not medical advice.

Follow us on Instagram @pedsdoctalk and @childneurochat