SERUM ZINC LEVELS IN FEBRILE SEIZURES AMONG CHILDREN

Dr.Praveen S Bagalkot

Abstract


Objectives: To find the association of low serum zinc levels in children presenting with febrile seizures. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out over two year period in a tertiary care teaching hospital between age group of 6-60 months presenting with febrile seizures. A detailed history, physical examination along with relevant investigations had been done .One time serum zinc level of all study population was measured and documented. Results: total number of children in study group was 109 with incidence of low serum zinc level was25.6%.Majority was in age group 6-24 months 51.3%. Conclusion: a low level of serum zinc was observed in children with febrile seizures.


Keywords


febrile seizures, serum zinc level, convulsion.

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