What is it about?

An adolescent boy with a history of ADHD who experienced a febrile seizure while taking methylphenidate is reported.

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Why is it important?

Stimulants could have played a role in the late occurrence of febrile seizure. Clinicians should be aware of the relationship between stimulants and febrile seizure, especially for patients at high risk of febrile seizures such as members of some ethnic groups.


I hope this article will lead to a better understanding of the relationship between stimulants and febrile seizure.

Kensuke Miyazaki
hirosaki aiseikai hospital

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This page is a summary of: Febrile seizure during treatment with methylphenidate, Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology and Therapeutics, August 2020, The Japanese Society of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology,
DOI: 10.5234/cnpt.11.51.
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