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Ann Neurol. 1990 Feb;27(2):127-31.

Prenatal and perinatal antecedents of febrile seizures.

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Neuroepidemiology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD.

Abstract

We examined prenatal and perinatal characteristics as possible risk factors for febrile seizures in a large pediatric population. Family history was among the few identified factors that made an important contribution to vulnerability to febrile seizures; however, no more than 6% of febrile seizures could be attributed to a characteristic of family history. Maternal illness, smoking history, and a few rare neonatal characteristics were associated with increases in risk. No complication of labor or delivery was an important risk factor for febrile seizures.

PMID:
2317009
DOI:
10.1002/ana.410270206
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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