American College of Emergency Physicians Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, FACEP
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Children's Hospital and Health Center
University of California, San Diago
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
San Diego, CA
A 2-1/2 year old child has a 5 minute generalized tonic-clonic seizure with a fever of 102. Examination reveals a right otitis media, no nuchal rigidity and normal mental status one hour after the event. Neurodevelopmental status is normal. Family history is positive for maternal febrile seizures. This is the child's first seizure. Which of the following statements are true?
What is the fastest rate that phenytoin can be administered intravenously in a child?
All of the following statements are true Except:
Simple febrile seizures are defined as all of the following Except:
Which of the following is not a risk factor for febrile seizure recurrence?
List the pediatric doses of the following medications:
A 3-month old female presents with a generalized seizure which has been present for 25 minutes. The seizure is refractory to rectal valium given by the paramedics and Ativan in the ED. Her temperature is 36.5C. There is no sign of trauma. Mother reports that she just started the baby on formula this week. All of the following are true except:
The risk of development of epilepsy in the general populations is approximately 1% by age 7 years. In children with simple febrile seizures, the incidence of epilepsy is:
The latest ACEP article on febrile seizures recommends the following in regards to lumbar puncture for patients with febrile seizures:
Which of the following causes of gastroenteritis have been associated with seizures?
Which of the following is the most common cause of seizures in children?
Which of the following is the drug of choice for neonatal seizures?
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