John Libbey Eurotext

A simple febrile seizure with focal onset Volume 16, issue 1, March 2014


  • A simple febrile seizure with focal onset


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1 Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, Inserm U836, Université Joseph Fourier
2 Centre Hospitalier Pierre Oudot, Bourgoin-Jallieu
3 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Grenoble, France
* Correspondence: Sophie Hamelin Grenoble - Institut des Neurosciences, Centre de Recherche Inserm U 836-UJF-CEA-CHU, Equipe 9: Dynamique des Réseaux Synchrones Epileptiques, Université Joseph Fourier - Faculté de Médecine, Domaine de la Merci, 38700 La Tronche, France

Simple febrile seizures last for less than 10 minutes and resolve spontaneously, in the context of a febrile illness, without focal features or recurrence during the subsequent 24 hours. We report the case of fortuitous video-EEG recording of a FS, clinically classified as “simple”, which demonstrated a focal, temporal onset. This clinical finding is in agreement with animal model studies demonstrating focal onset. [Published with video sequences]