Febrile convulsions and mesial temporal sclerosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis often have histories of severe febrile convulsions as infants. Diagnostic advances made possible by magnetic resonance imaging have shown that very prolonged febrile convulsions may produce hippocampal injury and that focal cortical dysgenesis may play a role in the etiology of febrile convulsions, mesial temporal sclerosis, and temporal lobe epilepsy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewis, DV

Published Date

  • April 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 197 - 201

PubMed ID

  • 10226753

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1350-7540

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00019052-199904000-00011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England