Clinical Aspects of Patients with Febrile Convulsion: A survey in Mashhad

F, Heydarian and A, Hamedi and M, Khalesi and S, Hoseini Noude and Sh, Rahmani (2014) Clinical Aspects of Patients with Febrile Convulsion: A survey in Mashhad. Journal of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, 2 (1). pp. 44-47.

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Objectives: Febrile seizures (FS) happen in 2-5 of children aged 6 months to 5 years. Several studies have confirmed that between 2 to 7 of children with FS, develop epilepsy later in life. This study was performed to evaluate the clinical aspects of patients with febrile seizure in our region. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective descriptive cross- sectional study that was performed in the pediatric ward of Ghaem hospital in Mashhad, Iran from Sep. 2004 to March 2005. 68 patients aged 6 months to 5 years were evaluated. Results: Most patients were male and aged between 1 to 3 years. 25 had a past history of febrile seizures. Upper respiratory tract infections and gastroenteritis were among the most common causes of febrile seizures, respectively. Simple febrile seizures were seen in 64.7 of the cases. Most of such patients had body temperature above 38.5˚c at the time of seizure occurrence. Conclusion: Febrile seizures were more frequently seen in boys aged 1 to 3 years. It most commonly occurred following an upper respiratory tract infection and due to rise in body temperature above 38.5 ۫c.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > J Patient Safety & Quality improvement
Depositing User: psj psj
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 15:28

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