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20 Jun 2004

Fit - closely resembling gran-mal epileptic fit
My daughter of 20 months has had one fit due to high temper (10 months) She had a hard bang on the head, by scans showed nothing wrong (4 months). She sometimes cries her breath out, normally when she is tired & aggitated though eg. falling. But on Saturday she had a complete fit, apparently resembling gran-mal seizure. I am petrified. Was this just a temper fit gone wrong?
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

Fever convulsions can look just like a grand-mal seizure, but the important thing is that it only occurs when a child is ill and feverish. It is important that she is evaluated to exclude other causes and it is also important to ensure that you always have medicine at hand to immediately treat any high fever.
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