Febrile seizures are also known as or subsume Complex febrile seizures. -ed.
Febrile seizures are common and have a benign outcome. The genetic basis and pathogenesis of this syndrome are under intense investigation. Evidence-based guidelines suggest minimal investigations are needed for diagnosis, and most children require neither intermittent nor long-term treatment. Dr. Shellhaas' updates for 2013 include summaries from the results of the multicenter study on the consequences of febrile status epilepticus (FEBSTAT).