Convulsion Associated with Gastroenteritis

Khalesi, Maryam and Heydarian, Farhad and Sayedi, Seyed Javad and Badzai, Shima and Heidari, Elahe (2018) Convulsion Associated with Gastroenteritis. Reviews in Clinical Medicine, 5 (3). pp. 115-117.

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Convulsion with mild gastroenteritis is an afebrile seizure associated with viral gastroenteritis in a healthy child without fever, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, meningitis, or encephalitis. Convulsion with mild gastroenteritis is more common in children aged 1 to 2 years. Usually, Convulsions are brief generalized tonic colonic type. Most convulsions occur within first 24 hours of illness onset. Rotaviral gastroenteritis is known as the most common type of gastroenteritis associated with Convulsion. Laboratory investigations are normal. Also EEG and neuroimaging are usually normal. Long term antiepileptic treatment is not necessary. It is usually a benign condition with good prognosis and no risk for developing epilepsy in future. Considering this etiology of seizure could prevent supernumerary evaluations and long-term antiepileptic treatment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WI Digestive System
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Reviews in Clinical Medicine
Depositing User: RCM RCM
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 03:54
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 03:54

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