Welcome to the BCH Pediatric Emergency Medicine Case Curriculum. This curriculum will introduce you to common pediatric cases seen in the PED and help you consider the evidence-based principles supporting the evaluation and management of a spectrum of pediatric illness.The module progresses through a case presentation. There is no time limit, though each case will likely take approximately 15 minutes to run through. If this is your first time, please review the commands and navigation of these cases demonstrated below.
Prior to evaluating this infant, consider the various etiologies of seizures in infants. Click below for a list of the more commonly referenced:
Imm: UTD 15 months, no recent imm.
PMH: Full term with no complications around a vaginal delivery. No ongoing medical problems
Common Infant Seizure Etiologies
Structural lesions: Tumors, cysts, malformation syndromes
Infectious: acute bacterial meningitis meningoencephalitis, shigella gastroenteritis
Based on the brief history, this sounds like it may be a febrile seizure. Consider what features on history might suggest an etiology other than febrile seizures.