International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Pattern of injuries in epileptic children: A clinical study
Dr. Vicky Choudhury
Background: The Epilepsies are chronic neurological disorders characterized by a predisposition for recurrent epileptic seizures. The present study was conducted to assess pattern of injuries epileptic children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 78 cases of epilepsy of both genders. Parents of children with epilepsy were interviewed with a semi-structured questionnaire. Other factors such as seizure types, duration, frequencies, and injuries were recorded. Results: Out of 78 patients, boys were 48 and girls were 40. Common type of seizures was tonic clonic in 52, absence in 12, myoclonic in 6, focal with impaired consciousness in 4 and unclassified in 4. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that common type of injuries in epileptic children were soft tissue and abrasions.
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Dr. Vicky Choudhury. Pattern of injuries in epileptic children: A clinical study. International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics. 2018; 1(2): 09-10. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2018.v1.i2a.12