Study: Febrile seizures rarely fatal

August 8, 2008 2:16:01 PM PDT
Fever related seizures in children can be frightening, but scientists say they are rarely fatal. The findings reported in Saturday's issue of the Lancet Medical Journal shows that about two to five percent of children younger than five will suffer at least one febrile seizure (convulsions caused by elevated body temperature).

But studies on the condition have been too small to estimate how many children die from fever-related seizures.