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The role of anemia in first simple febrile seizure in children aged 6 months to 5 years old.
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PMID:  22772927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between anemia and first simple febrile convulsion in patients 6 months to 5 years old.
METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 240 patients aged 6 months to 5 years old from 10 October 2010 to 15 December 2011 at Ghaem Hospital, Imam Reza Hospital, and Dr. Sheikh Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Patients were divided into 2 groups: the control group who had fever without seizure, and the case group who had first simple febrile seizure. The anemia levels in both groups were evaluated and compared.
RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 20.7+/-14.8 months. It was 20.53+/-15.07 for the case group, and 20.9+/-14.6 for the control group (p=0.74). The mean hemoglobin in the case group was 11.05+/-1.37, and 11.14+/-1.19 in the control group (p=0.58). Anemia was detected in 37.5% of the case group, and 36.7% of controls (p=0.89).
CONCLUSION: There was no relationship between anemia and first simple febrile seizure.
Farhad Heydarian; Hosein Vatankhah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosciences (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1319-6138     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101252453     Medline TA:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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