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Study of Hematological Parameters and Risk Factors for Febrile Seizure Among Sudanese Children
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 332-334
Received: Oct. 10, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 26, 2015; Published: Dec. 7, 2015
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Esam-eddin Bakhei Mohamed Ahmed, Department of ENT, Faculty of Medicine, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan
Nagah Abd Elwehab Ahmed Mohamed, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey
Faroug Bakheit Mohamed Ahmed, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan
Mashair Abdelgadir, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, El-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan
Safa Ahmed Ali, Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan
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Current study aims to compare hematological parameters between children with febrile seizures and to find their common etiology among Sudanese children. In a case control study 150 children who were admitted to Gafar Ibn-Ouf pediatrics specialized hospital and Omdurman emergency pediatrics hospital during the period from Jun- Aug 2015 were studied. This study showed low levels of all hematological parameters in febrile seizures patients with exception of red distribution width (RDW), platelets and total iron binding capacity (TIBC) compared to their reference copartners. This evidence can be regarded as a risk factor for seizures in febrile children. The study also detected that children with low hematological levels of these parameters had a family history of febrile seizures and the consanguinity was associated with higher peak body temperature.
Febrile Seizures, Children, Risk Factors and Iron Status
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Esam-eddin Bakhei Mohamed Ahmed, Nagah Abd Elwehab Ahmed Mohamed, Faroug Bakheit Mohamed Ahmed, Mashair Abdelgadir, Safa Ahmed Ali, Study of Hematological Parameters and Risk Factors for Febrile Seizure Among Sudanese Children, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 332-334. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20150306.12
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