Background: Seizure is a common cause of hospital admissions in children. The present study was conducted to record clinico-etiological profile of children with epilepsy. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 56 cases of epilepsy recorded in children age range 2-10 years in both genders. Clinical manifestations and type of seizures was recorded. Results: Out of 56 patients, males were 32 and females were 24. Common type was tonic seen in 22, clonic in 10, myoclonic in 8, absence in 6, atonic in 4, simple partial in 4 and complex partial in 2. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common clinical findings was fever in 43, altered sensorium in 35, cough in 28, vomiting in 18, lethargy in 12 and ear discharge in 10. Common CSF findings were pyogenic meningitis in 36, viral meningitis in 12 and tubercular meningitis in 8. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Most common cause of seizure was pyogenic meningitis and most common seizure was tonic and clonic.
Key words: Clonic, Seizures, Tonic
Received: 13 March, 2019 Revised: 10 June 2019 Accepted: 12 June 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Murli Manohar Agarwal, Assistant Professor Department of Pediatric, Varun Arjun Medical College And Rohilkhand Hospital Shahjahanpur UP, India
This article may be cited as: Shrivastava AK, Agarwal MM. To record clinico-etiological profile of children with epilepsy- A clinical study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 88-91.