Catastrophic childhood epilepsy is a parents most severe nightmare

18F-FDG PET scans help evaluate cognitive dysfunction of pediatric fever-induced epilepsy Largely unknown condition leads to devastating outcomesSudden, catastrophic childhood epilepsy is a parent’s most severe nightmare, especially regarding fever-induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school-age children . While not much is known about the problem, new research published in the January problem of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine implies that positron emission tomography scans can provide an evaluation of cognitive dysfunction of FIRES, its evolution and additional prognosis. FIRES, a named condition recently, occurs in healthy kids who previously, after a short fever, experience acute seizures that are resistant to medication and last for many weeks.

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