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What is “sleep myoclonus”?

Some children briefly jerk – usually their hands and feet – while sleeping.  If it only happens when they are asleep and they are otherwise growing and developing normally they need no investigations and no medications.  YouTube has a good … Continue reading

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My child has fits with high fevers. Does he have epilepsy?

Probably not.  It is not uncommon for children between the ages of about 6 months and 6 years to have a seizure if their temperature rises quickly to over 38.5 degrees C.  3-4% of children will have had one by … Continue reading

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