Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Eight-year-old Boy with New-onset Seizure
- Author(s): Rosenblatt, Lauren
- Khoujah, Danya
- Dezman, Zachary D.W.
- Bontempo, Laura J.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2019.4.42547
An eight-year-old boy presented to the emergency department for a first-time seizure. The patient had only signs of mild dehydration on physical exam and had an uneventful postictal recovery. First-time seizures in pediatric patients are often benign and require only an outpatient workup; some are dangerous. This case takes the reader through the differential diagnosis and systematic work-up of new-onset pediatric seizures, leading to an unanticipated diagnosis.