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Acetaminophen may decrease recurrence of febrile seizures in children within the same episode

from By Lynn Hetzler

When administered soon after the initial seizure, rectal acetaminophen can decrease the rates of second febrile seizure in pediatric patients during the course of the same febrile illness, according to a new study. Febrile seizures are the most common type of seizures seen in children. Many children have multiple convulsions during the course of a single febrile illness. While febrile seizures frequently occur, and multiple seizures within febrile events are common, there is a paucity of data on the prevention of recurrent seizures — especially in the pediatric population. more

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