Commentary

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Commentary: Raising My Concerns with Febrile Seizures and Sudden Deaths in Infants and Youth.

In February of 2020, my 3-year-old daughter had a fever of 103.2 degrees; she was diagnosed with febrile seizures when she was about 2-years-old maybe close to three. The seizures were accompanied by an ear infection, which caused her temperature to rise. With my child, infections and viruses scare me because I know there’s a possibility that her temp can spike in a moment. She can go into a seizure and convulse. Doctors and studies say that these seizures are harmless. I do not contest that I do not believe they cause brain damage. I am adamant about standing by the science.