A febrile convulsion is a convulsion that can occur with a fever.
Many infections can cause fevers in children, in some children the fever triggers a convulsion. Febrile convulsions are common and can also called fever fits or febrile seizures. Febrile convulsions are a common childhood problem.
They are not the same as epilepsy.
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