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Pediatric epilepsy and first afebrile seizure in singapore: epidemiology and investigation yield at presentation.
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PMID:  20178999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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The authors studied pediatric epilepsy and first afebrile seizure at presentation in Singapore. A total of 211 participants aged 1 month to 15 years with first presentation for afebrile seizures were recruited from November 2002 to May 2004; 108 with ≥2 prior afebrile seizures (newly diagnosed epilepsy) and 103 with first afebrile seizures. A χ(2) analysis of demographics, risk factors, examination, and investigation findings showed significant differences in development (normal in 87% [newly diagnosed epilepsy] and 93% [first afebrile seizure], P = .046), neurological examination (normal in 92% [newly diagnosed epilepsy] and 98% [first afebrile seizure], P = .016), and electroencephalogram findings (abnormal in 75% [newly diagnosed epilepsy] and 36.9% [first afebrile seizure], P < .005). Pediatric epilepsy incidence at our institution is 24 per 100 000 person-years and is highest in early childhood. Focal epilepsy is more common than generalized epilepsy. Patients with first afebrile seizure and abnormal development, neurological examination, and electroencephalogram findings should be monitored for future development of epilepsy. Population-based studies are recommended.
Authors:
Derrick Chan; Huan-Kee Phuah; Yen-Ling Ng; Chew-Thye Choong; Kim-Whee Lim; Winnie H S Goh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-02-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1708-8283     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1216-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neurology Service, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Division of Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore. derrickchanws@gmail.com
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