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  • A febrile convulsion is a fit or seizure that occurs in children when they have a high fever.
  • A febrile convulsion is not epilepsy and a short-lived fit will not cause brain damage – even a long fit almost never causes harm.
  • Call an ambulance if the fit lasts longer than five minutes, as drugs may be needed to stop the fit.

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Reviewed on: 31-07-2013