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Effect of fever on recurrence rate of febrile convulsions.
  1. A S el-Radhi,
  2. S Banajeh
  1. Paediatric Department, Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait.


    We studied 154 children admitted consecutively with their first febrile convulsion to assess the influence of the temperature on the recurrence rate of convulsions. Those with temperatures of 40 degrees C or more were nine times less likely to have subsequent convulsions than those with temperatures of 38-38.9 degrees C.

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