What is Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome?
Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) describes an explosive-onset, potentially fatal acute epileptic encephalopathy that develops in previously healthy children and adolescents following the onset of a non-specific febrile illness.
Other condition names
Acute encephalitis with refractory repetitive partial seizures
Acute non-herpetic encephalitis with severe refractory status epilepticus
Devastating epileptic encephalopathy in school-aged children
Fever-induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school-aged children
Idiopathic catastrophic epileptic encephalopathy
Severe refractory status epilepticus owing to presumed encephalitis