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A Study of Serum Zinc Levels in Children with Simple Febrile Convulsions in Comparison with Febrile Children Without Convulsions | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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A Study of Serum Zinc Levels in Children with Simple Febrile Convulsions in Comparison with Febrile Children Without Convulsions

Author(s): Dunnuthala Sreenivasulu Reddy and S Sundari*

Abstract

The present study compares the serum zinc level in children with simple febrile convulsions with febrile children without convulsions and to study the clinical profile of the study population. URI was the most common cause for the febrile convulsion children. Our study showed that 84% of the children with febrile seizure did not have positive family history for febrile convulsions. Only 16% of parents and siblings were found to have positive family history. The present study focuses on chance of developing febrile convulsion upper middle-class children with lower middle-class children. The mean serum zinc levels in children with febrile convulsions and the serum zinc levels in children with fever without convulsion were statistical significance. our study includes that decreased serum zinc levels can also be one of the predisposing factors for febrile convulsions in children from 6months to 5 years.

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