International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
A study of serum zinc levels in febrile seizures
Dr. Ananth Pai
Febrile seizures are the most common cause of convulsions in children. However, the exact underlying etiology and the pathophysiological mechanisms are yet to be established. Various theories have been put forward regarding the role of trace elements as predisposing factors in causing the convulsions. Among them, Zinc is the most interesting trace element whose role in diarrhea and pneumonia is well proven. Serum Zinc levels has been long associated with the febrile seizures. The main reason is still unknown for febrile seizures. In this prospective study, we evaluated zinc level in children with the first FS attack. Our findings can help clinicians with a fair idea of serum zinc levels about the use of zinc supplements for preventing the recurrence of febrile seizures via regulation of some neurological functions.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ananth Pai. A study of serum zinc levels in febrile seizures. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2019;2(2):63-65. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2019.v2.i2a.134