Role of serum zinc level in simple febrile seizures: A hospital based study from rural area of Maharashtra

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2017, Vol 3, Issue 2

Abstract

Introduction: Febrile Convulsion is the most common type of seizure in children between 5 months to 6 years of age. Low levels of serum zinc suggestive of increased incidence of simple febrile seizure. Aim: The aim of this study is to estimate serum zinc level in children with simple febrile seizure and to correlate the levels of serum zinc in simple febrile seizure. Materials and Methods: This hospital based prospective case control study was carried out at Noor Hospital, JIIU’S IIMS and R, Warudi Tq. Badnapur Dist. Jalna, Maharashtra between 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2016. This study includes infants and children between 6 month to 5 years of age. The total number of 120 patient fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in Group A, while in Group B 120 control were taken for the study. Detailed history and clinical examination were carried out. Results: In our study it is found that there is slight male preponderance of 67% in cases and 63% in controls. In cases mean serum zinc level was 62.5±3.43 mgm/dl, while in controls it was 72.14±7.39 mgm/dl, Mean serum zinc level was 9.64 ugm/dl less in cases of simple febrile seizure as compared to control which is highly significant [P<0.01 ]. Conclusion: This study shows that serum zinc levels are decreased in children with febrile seizures. So zinc supplement is to be given in all patient of febrile convulsion.

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Seema Pravin Soni, Lalit Une

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Seema Pravin Soni, Lalit Une (2017). Role of serum zinc level in simple febrile seizures: A hospital based study from rural area of Maharashtra. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 3(2), 36-38. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-260364