A cross sectional study of etiology and characteristics of epilepsy and febrile seizures among children in a tertiary care centre

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 8, Issue 2

Abstract

Background: Febrile seizures (FS) is one of the common convulsive events in children Aims and Objectives: To studyetiology and characteristics of epilepsy and febrile seizures among children in a tertiary care centre. Methodology: Thiswas a cross=-sectional study carried out in the department of Pediatric at tertiary health care centre during the one year period i.e. January 2017 to January 2018 in the patients presented with Febrile seizures at tertiary health care centre, in the one year duration there were 83 patients diagnosed clinically were included into thestudy. All details of the patients like age, sex, etiological factors if anywere thoroughly investigated. All data presented in tabular form expressed in percentages. Result: The majority of the patients were in the age group 1 year-3 years were 42.17%, followed by 4 years-6 yearswere 22.89%, 7 years-12 yearswere 21.69 <1 year.were 9.64 %, >12 yearswere3.61%.The majority of the patients were Male i.e. 63.86% and Female were 36.14.The majority of the associated factors were URTI in 38.55% URTI, followed by LRTI in 27.71%, Malarial fever in 16.87%, AGE in 12.05%,Others in 4.82%. The majority of the patients were having onset of seizures <24 hours of onset of Fever i.e.51.81% followed by>24were 25.30%, >72%were 22.89%, The majority of the patients were having Generalizedseizure in67.47%, followed byUndetermined-18.07%, Focalin 14.46%.Conclusion: It can be concluded from our study that the majority of the patients were in the age group 1 year-3 years, it was common in males, most common etiological factors were URTI LRTI, Malarial fever, AGE

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Radha lavanyaKodali, Nagendra Prasad K

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  • EP ID EP444994
  • DOI 10.26611/1014823
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Radha lavanyaKodali, Nagendra Prasad K (2018). A cross sectional study of etiology and characteristics of epilepsy and febrile seizures among children in a tertiary care centre. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 8(2), 48-51. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-444994