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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [intermittent Prophylaxis In Febrile Convulsions With Oral Diazepam].
Author: Guerreiro, M M
Costa, M
Bellomo, M A
Sabino, S H
Silva, E A
Scotoni, A E
Abstract: Intermittent prophylaxis with oral diazepam is presented as an optional treatment for febrile seizures. This proposition is justified by the severe side effects of the currently used chronic anticonvulsant drug therapy in febrile seizures (phenobarbital and valproate). Nineteen patients aged between 3 months and 5 years were treated. They had either simple or complex febrile seizures. Sixteen patients had at least one prognostic factor for recurrence of febrile seizures: first febrile seizure before 15 months of age, positive family history for epilepsy or febrile seizures, occurrence of a complex febrile seizure or abnormal neurological examination. Three patients had none (cases 8, 12 and 13). We recommended 2.5mg b.i.d. for children younger than 12 months, 5mg b.i.d. for children older than 12 months and younger than 3 years, and 7.5 b.i.d. for children older than 3 years. The results showed that only one patient had febrile convulsions while taking adequate diazepam dosage. Transient side effects occurred in 36.8% of the cases.
Subject: Administration, Oral
Child, Preschool
Prospective Studies
Seizures, Febrile
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 1992
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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