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Clinical Characterization of Gastroenteritis-Related Seizures in Children: Impact of Fever and Serum Sodium Levels.
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PMID:  21693651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gastroenteritis-related seizures have increasingly gained attention in recent years. Most cases follow a brief, benign course with very few episodes of seizure recurrence and without development of epilepsy. Published reports usually do not make a distinction between febrile and afebrile patients, and most authors include only nonfebrile convulsions in their reported series. This study evaluated the impact of fever in children presenting with seizures during a mild gastroenteritis episode and found that the presence or absence of fever did not affect seizure characteristics or duration. However, mild hyponatremia affected some seizure features, particularly seizure duration, as hyponatremic children sustained more prolonged seizures than patients with normal serum sodium levels, irrespective of body temperature.
Authors:
Eyal Zifman; Füsun Alehan; Shay Menascu; Miki Har-Gil; Peter Miller; Semra Saygi; Beril Ozdemir; Nathan Watemberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-8283     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Child Neurology Unit, Meir Medical Center, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
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