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Febrile Seizures

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Most febrile seizures are generalized tonic clonic seizures, lasting for a few minutes (less than 10 mins) and are conventionally classified as being simple (70%) and complex (30%). Simple febrile seizures are generalized (i.e. Any febrile seizure lasting for > 30 mins is considered febrile status epilepticus.

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Medical Malpractice Insights: Brain Abscess

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He has been ill for 3 days with abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, and vomiting, and his father thinks his son is dehydrated. The triage nurse records the event as a “seizure” lasting 7 minutes. ” Sixteen hours later the patient returns comatose after a grand mal seizure at home. The elevated WBC could be due to dehydration.

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How To Handle Medical Emergencies: A Guide For Everyone

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Minor issues like dehydration and heat stroke could also show up with this symptom. Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea Prolonged episodes of severe vomiting or diarrhea can cause electrolyte imbalances and dehydration. Common reasons include infections, gastrointestinal issues, and food poisoning.

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Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

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She appears pale and dehydrated , and her level of alertness fluctuates. A similar process can also occur in the CNS (causing seizures ), the liver and the pancreas. Depending on the progression of the illness, children may present with pallor, oedema, lethargy, seizures, hypertension or abnormal liver function tests.

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Choosing Wisely – Investigations for seizures that have returned to baseline

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Do not order laboratory testing or a CT scan of the head for a patient with an unprovoked, generalized seizure or a simple febrile seizure who has returned to baseline mental status. The parents of 18-month-old Susie brought her to the Emergency Department after she had a seizure at home. Investigators found that 99.3%

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emDOCs Podcast – Episode 100: Acute Chest Syndrome Part 1

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Other causes of sickling: acidosis, dehydration, inflammation, infection, fever, and blood stasis Sickling leads to vascular occlusion, end-organ ischemia, and decreased RBC lifespan, which, in turn, leads to pain crisis, acute anemia, sequestration, infection, and acute chest syndrome (ACS.) Infectious: bacterial or viral pneumonia ( M.

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emDOCs Podcast – Episode 101: Acute Chest Syndrome Part 2

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Other causes of sickling: acidosis, dehydration, inflammation, infection, fever, and blood stasis. Fluid management Goal is euvolemia Dehydration – needs IV fluid resuscitation. Episode 101: Acute Chest Syndrome Part 2 Background SCD is an autosomal recessive condition that results in the formation of hemoglobin S (HbS).