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Pediatric seizures

Journal title
Emergency medicine clinics of North America
Publication year
2013
Author(s)
Agarwal, M.; Fox, S. M.
Pages
733-54
Volume
31
Number
3

Seizures are a commonly encountered condition within the emergency department and, because of this, can engender complacency on the part of the physicians and staff. Unfortunately, there is significant associated morbidity and mortality with seizures, and they should never be regarded as routine. This point is particularly important with respect to seizures in pediatric patients. The aim of this review is to provide a current view of the various issues that make pediatric seizures unique and to help elucidate emergent evaluation and management strategies.

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