A STUDY TO PREDICT THE RESPONSE TO TREATMENT IN PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS TREATED WITH ANTI-EPILEPSY DRUG IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN CENTRAL INDIA

Dr. Manoj Bhatnagar, Dr. Samata Warudkar

Abstract


Objective: This study was conducted to predict the response to treatment in patients treated with anti-epilepsy
drugs.
Methods: This study was an analytical questionnaire-based study conducted in the department of paediatrics in a tertiary hospital in central
India from January 2017 to dcember 2017. Total of 128 patients admitted with epilepsy were studied.
Results: Seventy-two patients (56.3%) were boys. The age of the 􀃶rst seizure was under 2 yr old in 90 patients (70.3%). History of febrile
convulsion, family history of epilepsy and history of asphyxia was found in 16 (12.5%), 41 (32%), and 27 (21.1%) patients, respectively. Seizure
etiology was idiopathic in 90 patients (70.3%), and the number of seizures was 1-2 in 36 patients (28.1%). Overall, 57 patients (44.5%) had
cerebral lesion according to CT scan or MRI, and EEG was abnormal in 101 patients (78.9%).
Conclusion: Abnormal EEG is an effective factor in treatment response in the children studied.


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anti epilepsy

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