Clinical profile of paediatric patients admitted with febrile seizures in Khaja Banda Nawaz institute of medical sciences and hospital Kalaburagi

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 8, Issue 1

Abstract

Background: Febrile seizure (FS) is the most common neurological disorder observed in the pediatric age group. The estimates from the developing country data states that febrile seizure incidence is one in every 25 children in the population. The incidence is highest in children less than 3 years of age, with a decreasing frequency in older children. Objective: To assess the clinical profile of patients with febrile seizures. Methodology: Prospective observational study amongst admitted patients of febrile seizures in KBINMS Kalaburagi. Results: Out of 50 patients admitted during the study period, majority were infants i.e. 42%. Male children were 64% and females were 36%. Prevalence of simple febrile seizures in our study was observed to be 78% as compared to prevalence of complex seizures as 12%. 22 cases i.e. 44% had respiratory tract infection followed by 11 cases (22%) had Urinary tract infection and gastroenteritis each Conclusion: Febrile seizures are very common cause of hospitalization in paediatric age group especially in infants and respiratory and urinary tract infection was found to be commonest etiology for febrile seizures. Male preponderance in our study is also an important finding.

Authors and Affiliations

Siddaling Changty, Mohd Muzzammil, Mujumdar V G, Sachin Hatti, Rumana Sultana, Shoebur Rahman

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  • EP ID EP443966
  • DOI 10.26611/1014813
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Siddaling Changty, Mohd Muzzammil, Mujumdar V G, Sachin Hatti, Rumana Sultana, Shoebur Rahman (2018). Clinical profile of paediatric patients admitted with febrile seizures in Khaja Banda Nawaz institute of medical sciences and hospital Kalaburagi. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 8(1), 13-16. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-443966