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Vol. 13 - Num. 51

Clinical Reviews

Afebrile convulsions with mild acute gastroenteritis

María del Rosario García Luzardoa, N Rodríguez Calcinesa, S Pavlovic Nesicb, S Serrano Perdomob

aServicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Universitario Materno-Infantil de Canarias. Las Palmas de Gran Canarias. España.
bServicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Universitario Materno-Infantil de Canarias. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. España.

Correspondence: MR García. E-mail: saragarlu@telefonica.net

Reference of this article: García Luzardo MR, Rodríguez Calcines N, Pavlovic Nesic S, Serrano Perdomo S. Afebrile convulsions with mild acute gastroenteritis. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:403-9.

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Abstract

Febrile seizures are the most frequent in the infancy; they have an excellent prognosis and usually don’t need tests or long-term treatment. On the other hand, afebrile convulsions usually need additional explorations and probably anti-epileptic drugs.

The existence of convulsions during a mild gastroenteritis wit neither dehydration nor fever is a well known association named para-infectious crisis but probably it is infra-diagnosed. It is important to bear it in mind in order to avoid too many tests and/or antiepileptic long treatment. We describe two cases diagnosed after presenting seizures during a mild gastroenteritis.

Keywords

Gastroenteritis Rotavirus Seizure

 

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