Serum Zinc Level in Patients with Simple Febrile Seizure

Farhad HEYDARIAN, Farah ASHRAFZADEH, Ahmad GHASEMIAN

Abstract


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Objective

To evaluate the serum zinc level of the patients with simple febrile seizure and compare them with febrile children without seizure.

Materials & Methods

This prospective case - control study was performed on 60 patients aged 6 months to 6 years from Apr. 2009 to Jan.2010 in Ghaem, Imam Reza and Dr. Sheikh Hospitals in Mashhad. The serum zinc level was assessed and compared between the cases (30 individuals who suffered from simple febrile seizure) and the controls (30 individuals who had fever without seizure).

Results

Mean serum zinc level was 663.7 µg /l and 758.33  µg /l in the case group and the control group, respectively (P

Conclusion

It was revealed that the serum level of zinc was significantly lower in children with simple febrile seizure in comparison with febrile children without seizure.

 


Keywords


Simple febrile seizure, children, zinc, CSF (cerebrospinal fluid)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ijcn.v4i2.1869

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