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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Intermittent Prophylaxis In Febrile Seizure With Oral Diazepam: Study Of 82 Cases [profilaxia Intermitente Com Diazepam Via Oral Na Convulsao Febril: Estudo De 82 Casos]
Author: Costa M.
Silva E.A.
Mendes Da Silva A.E.S.
Guerreiro M.M.
Abstract: We present our results of intermittent prophylaxis with oral diazepam in febrile seizures. We treated 82 patients aged between 3 months and 5 years. They have had simple or complex febrile seizures. Recurrence occurred in 22 patients (26%), none had a long-lasting febrile convulsion. Transient side effects occurred in 21.95% of the cases. We conclude that diazepam is a safe and effective drug for prophylaxis of febrile seizures when used as soon as any sign of illness appears. We suggest, however, that the administration of the drug should be indicated if the child presents at least one consistent predictor of risk of recurrent febrile seizures.
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Date Issue: 1996
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