Clinical Spectrum and Etiology of Seizures in Children in Age Group of Two Months to Twelve Years: A Cross Sectional Observational Study

Amardip Kaur
2017 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Not only the incidence, clinical profile and etiology of seizures vary between populations. This knowledge is very useful for health care planning by health care providers. Method: A total of 110 cases in age group of 2 months to 12 years brought to emergency department with acute convulsions and those patients admitted in paediatric ward and PICU (Paediatrics Intensive Care Unit) who develop acute seizures were included in the study. Relative incidence of clinical seizure types and etiological
more » ... pes and etiological factors was determined on the basis of clinical examination and laboratory investigations. Result: Generalised tonic clonic (GTC) seizures were present in 65.4% of patients while as 61.8% of patients were having infective pathology (neuro-infections) as the etological factor for occurrence of seizures. Conclusion: GTC seizures were the most common clinical seizure type while neuroinfections was the most common etiology factor for seizures in our population.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v5i7.08 fatcat:tvsh4nchmncitn4jga2ma2icbm