PROFILASSI INTERMITTENTE E CONTINUATIVA NELLA PREVENZIONE DELLE RECIDIVE DELLE CONVULSIONI FEBBRILI: RISULTATI A CONFRONTO

Translated title of the contribution: Intermittent and continuous prophylaxis in the prevention of febrile convulsions: Comparison of the results

P. Parisi, L. Nasta, S. Terenzi, P. A. Valente, G. Garibaldi, U. Raucci, C. Guardala, A. Spalice, P. Iannetti

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Abstract

Three hundred and ten children with febrile convulsions were studied. Follow-up ranged from 6 months to 7 years (median duration time 3,5 years). Our aim was to make a comparison between diazepam and phenobarbital prophylaxis. Risk factors for predicting recurrences of febrile seizures were considered. Our findings indicate that in children ≤15 months of age, without risk factors, oral diazepam should be preferred to phenobarbital prophylaxis. Our data suggest that diazepam should be used soon after hyperthermia, continued for all the duration of the fever, than discontinued gradually 1-2 days after fever disappearance. Continuous phenobarbital prophylaxis should be considered when family history of epilepsy is present.

Translated title of the contributionIntermittent and continuous prophylaxis in the prevention of febrile convulsions: Comparison of the results
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalPediatria Oggi Medica e Chirurgica
Volume15
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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