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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 5 Issue 4 Oct-Dec 2019

Original Articles

Assessment of clinico-etiological profile of children with epilepsy
Sunil Kumar Agrawal, Radesh Pathak

Background: Seizures in children are one of the most frequent reasons for consultation in the Pediatric Emergency Department. The present study was conducted to assess clinical profile of pediatric epilepsy cases. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 62 children age ranged 5- 16 years of both genders. Patients were subjected to EEG, CT scan and MRI and all findings were recorded. Results: out of 62 patients, boys were 42 and girls were 20. Common clinical findings was vomiting in 52, lethargy in 46, fever in 32, cough in 26 , altered sensorium in 21 and ear discharge in 37. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common type was tonic seen in 22, clonic in 10, myoclonic in 8, absence in 5, atonic in 12, simple partial in 3 and complex partial in 2. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Most common seizure was tonic, clonic and myoclonic. More cases were recorded in boys.

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