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Acetaminophen: 10-15mg/kg
Ibuprofen: 10mg/kg (not well studied under age 6mo)


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Gomez, et al. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul 5.

Febrile Seizures

6mo-5y
<15 mins
once/24h

5% of children
25-40% family history
30-40% recurrence
2% lifetime risk epilepsy (1% gen population)

Factors for recurrence:
age <18mo
temp <40
febrile seizure in 1st-degree relative
duration of fever <1 hour
0 = <20%, 4 = >70% (linear)

(Berg et al. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Apr;151(4):371-8.)

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