Omicron: Unexpected cases of children with convulsions

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Convulsions may be a sign of the Omicron variant in children with COVID-19

Two boys aged 3 months and 21 months tested positive for the virus and a 14-year-old boy tested negative, but had a cold and family members who had tested positive. The teenager had a history of urinary tract infections, but the younger boys had no earlier comorbidities. None had a history of epilepsy or febrile convulsions. The younger children had fever and the teenager had upper respiratory symptoms. The 3-month-old child had repeated convulsions for several hours, the 21-month-old had continuous convulsions for 15-20 minutes and the teenager had a convulsion for 30-60 seconds, followed by uncharacteristic aggression.

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** This post was originally published on February 1, 2022 **