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J Trop Med Hyg. 1987 Aug; 90(4): 161-4.

Management of febrile seizures in a developing country.

Canagarayar UT, Soysa P.

Department of Pediatrics, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

In the analysis of 128 patients with febrile convulsions, we identified hazards not encountered in the western world, which could alter the ultimate management of the child. These include administration of home remedies during the seizures, detrimental cultural beliefs and poor socio-economic conditions. All complex seizures in our series were initial seizures. Recurrent benign febrile seizures did not predispose to a complex seizure. Behaviour disorders were the most prominent side effect following long term phenobarbitone administration.

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