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Grand mal seizure

Grand mal seizure

A febrile seizure is a generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizure that occurs in some young children as a response to a high fever. Febrile seizures are usually associated with rapidly rising fevers, and typically occur early in the fever rather than later. Nearly all children recover fully.






Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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