Recurrent seizures in children with Shigella‐associated convulsions

E. Lahat*, Y. Katz, T. Bistritzer, G. Eshel, M. Aladjem

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Fifty‐five children with Shigella‐associated convulsions were followed prospectively to investigate their risk of subsequent febrile or nonfebrile seizures. The duration of the follow‐up period was between 6.9 and 14.1 years (9.7 ± 3.1 years). No case of nonfebrile seizures and only 2 cases (3%) of subsequent febrile seizures were observed during this period. We conclude that although febrile and Shigella‐associated convulsions share many clinical features, the natural history of these two conditions seems to be distinctly different. Shigella‐related convulsions are not associated with an increased incidence of subsequent febrile or nonfebrile convulsions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-395
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1990


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