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Imani E, Khademi Z, Naghizadeh F, Askarnia M, Imani A. Epidemiology of Seizure in Children of Bandar Abbas in 2008 Year. irje 2012; 8 (2) :48-53
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Background & Objectives: Convulsion is the most common pediatric neurological problem that requires special attention in this group. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of seizures and to evaluate its risk factors in children in Bandar Abbas, Iran
Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on 222 children with seizures admitted to children hospital during 2008.
Results: Of total children hospitalized due to seizure, 64.5% were male with age range 1-2 years. Fever was the most cause of seizure. In 58.8% of cases, the child's age at the time of first convulsion was 1-3 years. The seizure attack occurred in wake up in 63.8% of cases, and 65.8% of the samples had normal consciousness at the time of admission. The mean duration of seizure in 64.1% of cases was less than 5 minutes and type of seizure in 80.1% has been reported as generalized tonic colonic. A history of convulsion in other family members was reported in 28.9% and in 19.36%, there was close family relationship between parents. There was no significant relationship between type of delivery, gestational age and birth weight with type and duration of seizure (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Particular attention should be paid to children with seizure during history-taking and be more vigilant to high-risk patients and those who might need prophylactic anticonvulsants.

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Received: 2011/06/21 | Accepted: 2011/12/24 | Published: 2013/09/17

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