How to use Febrile in a sentence
The vast majority of febrile convulsions are not serious.
Its use in febrile diseases, at one time extensive, is now obsolete.
Febrile seizures are convulsions of sudden onset due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain that is caused by fever.
It seems clear that febrile convulsions make up an extremely heterogeneous group for which there is no single mode of inheritance.
The febrile response to mild infections in elderly hospital inpatients.Advertisement
Acute febrile polyneuritis Acute febrile polyneuritis was one of six classes of polyneuropathy proposed by Ostler in 1892.
In medicine it is frequently employed as a hydragogue purgative, specially valuable in febrile diseases, in congestion of the portal system, and in the obstinate constipation of painters' colic. In the last case it is combined with potassium iodide, the two salts being exceedingly effective in causing the elimination of lead from the system.
Febrile seizures were first distinguished from epileptic seizures in the twentieth century.
There are three major subtypes of febrile seizures.
Lastly, about 5 percent of febrile seizures are diagnosed as symptomatic, in cases in which the child has a history or evidence of neurological abnormality.Advertisement
First onset usually occurs by two years of age, with the risk decreasing after age three; most children stop having febrile seizures by the age of five or six.
Male children have been shown to have a higher incidence of febrile seizures.
The majority of children who experience a febrile seizure will only have one in their lifetime; approximately 33 percent will go on to have more than one.
A febrile seizure is caused by fever, most commonly a high fever that has risen quickly.
Febrile seizures generally last between one and ten minutes.Advertisement
Approximately one third of children who have had a febrile seizure will experience recurrent seizures.
Several risk factors are associated with recurrent febrile seizures; children who exhibit all four are at a 70 percent chance of developing recurrent seizures, while those who have none of the risk factors have only a 20 percent chance.
A healthcare provider should be contacted after a febrile seizure.
Children who suffer from recurrent febrile seizures are not diagnosed with epilepsy, a seizure disorder that is not caused by fever.
Because of the benign nature of the simple febrile seizure, tests such as computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or electroencephalogram (EEG) are not usually recommended.Advertisement
There is, however, no evidence that shows fever-reducing therapies reduce the risk of another febrile seizure occurring.
There are some outpatient treatments that parents or caregivers may administer to reduce their febrile child's discomfort, although there is no evidence that indicates such treatments reduce the risk of febrile seizures.
The risk of complications associated with febrile seizures is very low.
Children who have had a febrile seizure are at an increased risk of having another; approximately one third of febrile seizure cases become recurrent.
Research has shown that febrile seizures do not affect a child's intelligence level or achievement in school.Advertisement
In some cases, a febrile seizure may be the first indication that a child is ill.
Only rarely is anticonvulsant therapy recommended for a child with febrile seizures because of the generally benign nature of the seizures and the risk of side effects from the drugs.
The majority of children who have had a febrile seizure do not need drug therapy.
A febrile seizure can be a frightening experience for both the child and his or her parents.
It is important that parents be educated about the low risk of simple febrile seizures and the measures that can be taken to ensure their child's safety during and after a seizure.
If a patient with a history of fevers and febrile convulsions is to be given DTP, the patient should receive acetaminophen at the time of the injection and for the following 24 hours.
A very high fever in a small child can trigger seizures (febrile seizures) and, therefore, should be treated immediately.
Febrile seizure-Convulsions brought on by fever.
In some cases, a febrile agglutination test can be performed to detect the presence in blood of certain infectious organisms that may stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies known as febrile agglutinins.
The test helps diagnose or confirm certain febrile diseases that are known to be associated with febrile agglutinins.
About 5 to 35 percent of all children with roseola have febrile seizures.
One of the more major potential complications is the development of febrile seizures secondary to the rapid, high rise in fever.
The most common complication is febrile seizures, or convulsions triggered by the high fever.
According to Sir Thomas Fraser nothing else can compete with alcohol as a food in desperate febrile cases, and to this use must be added its antipyretic power already explained and its action as a soporific. During its administration in febrile cases the drug must be most carefully watched, as its action may prove deleterious to the nervous system and the circulation in certain classes of patient.
His chief works were First Lines of the Practice of Physic (1774); Institutions of Medicine (1770); and Synopsis Nosologicae Medicae (1785), which contained his classification of diseases into four great classes - (t) Pyrexiae, or febrile diseases, as typhus fever; (2) Neuroses, or nervous diseases, as epilepsy; (3) Cachexiae, or diseases resulting from bad habit of body, as scurvy; L and (4) Locales, or local diseases, as cancer.
Although the constitutional disturbance is at first comparatively slight, it increases with the advance of the disease, and febrile symptoms come on attended with urgent thirst and scanty and painful flow of urine.
They lessen the general metabolism and lower febrile temperature.
Antifungal prophylaxis with absorbable agents might have an impact on the rate of documented bacteremia in febrile neutropenia.
Febrile fits are relatively common - 1 in 20 children under the age of 5 have had a febrile fits are relatively common - 1 in 20 children under the age of 5 have had a febrile fit during a high temperature.
The labours of Golgi, Marchiafava, Celli and others established the nature of the parasite and its behaviour in the blood; they proved the fact, guessed by Rasori so far back as 1846, that the periodical febrile paroxysm corresponds with the development of the organisms; and they showed that the different forms of malarial fever have their distinct parasites, and consequently fall into distinct groups,.
Salicylates are the next safest to quinine of all antipyretics, whilst being much more powerful in all febrile states except malaria.
Under the name decoctum hordei, a preparation of barley is included in the British Pharmacopoeia, which is of value as a demulcent and emollient drink in febrile and inflammatory disorders.
Although the high temperature in an inflamed part is chiefly due to the increased circulation of blood in it, yet the presence of inflammation appears to cause increased formation of heat either in the inflamed part itself or in the body generally, because we rarely find inflammation exist to any extent without the temperature of the body being raised and a febrile condition produced.