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Iron deficiency as a risk factor for first febrile seizure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19736364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We conducted this study to determine the role of iron deficiency as a risk factor for first febrile seizure in children. Fifty children between 6 months to 6 years with first febrile seizure (Cases) and 50 children with febrile illness but without convulsions (Controls) were enrolled from the pediatric ward of a tertiary care hospital. Iron deficiency was determined by estimation of hemoglobin, red blood cell indices and serum ferritin. The mean serum ferritin level (microg/L) was significantly low in Cases (31.9 +/- 31.0) as compared to Controls (53.9 +/- 56.5) with P = 0.003. Iron deficiency could be a potential risk factor for febrile seizure in children.
Rajwanti K Vaswani; Praveen G Dharaskar; Swati Kulkarni; K Ghosh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-09-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0974-7559     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-03     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  2010-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Child, Preschool
Ferritins / blood
Iron / deficiency*
Risk Factors
Seizures, Febrile*
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-89-6/Iron; 9007-73-2/Ferritins

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