FEBRILE INFECTION-RELATED EPILEPSY SYNDROME (F.I.R.E.S)
Synopsis: Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (F.I.R.E.S) is a severe brain disorder that develops in children after a fever. This condition results in sudden seizures and leads to declines in memory and intellectual ability. F.I.R.E.S can also cause psychiatric disorders or problems with motor skills. The cause of F.I.R.E.S is unknown, but may be related to infection, genetic susceptibility, an autoimmune disorder, or a problem with metabolism. Treatment involves antiepileptic medications to manage seizures, but they do not usually work well.