Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology

Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology
Open Access

ISSN: 2472-4971

Salem Yahyaoui

Department of Pediatrics, Children Hospital of Tunis, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, Tunisia

  • Case Report   
    Risk Factors for Febrile Seizures in Tunisian Children: A Case-Control Study
    Author(s): Salem Yahyaoui*, Mohamed Lammouchi, Omar Yahyaoui, Bouyahya Olfa, Mazigh Sonia and Boukthir Samir

    Objective: We aimed to identify the factors associated with febrile seizures (FS) occurrence. Methods: This was a case-control study. Sixty cases of FS were prospectively recorded and compared to 60 controls admitted for fever without seizures. Baseline Data were collected from all consecutive patients and laboratory hematological parameters including complete blood count, serum iron, serum ferritin and zinc levels were performed prospectively the first day of admission. The two groups were compared to identify parameters associated with FS occurrence. All statistical analysis was performed with SPSS software, version 19. Results: The mean age was 18 ± 12.7 months in cases and 20 ± 13.9 months in controls. The consanguinity rate was significantly higher in cases than in controls (p=0.028). A positive .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2472-4971.19.4.176

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