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Febrile convulsion

My daughter is 19 months old and hsa had what we believe to be a febrile convulsion in the early hours of 28/02/2007. The symptoms were that 1, she cried out, which woke me up. 2, went very rigid, so I placed her on my bed. 3, when I placed her on my bed her arms and legs started jerking violently. She also went blue in the face. When at the hospital she had a high temperature. The hospital nevr confirmed if it was a convulsion. My question is, does the symptoms coincide with a seizure?
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Yes,  that does sound like a seizure.  They can be caused by very high fevers - and not indicative of epilepsy or other predisposition to have seizures.

Is she scheduled for an MRI?  

Best wishes.
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Hi Rockrose,
No there wasn't mention of an MRI scan. It was her first seizure so I am not sure what the procedure would be. Whether they would investigate or not? There is history of Epilepsy in my family, though I have never had a seizure myself, my mum has had a couple of seizures and I found out at the weekend my brother had a seizure when he was 11. Could it be linked?
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