International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Prevalence of acute bacterial meningitis among children who present as first complex febrile seizure
Dr. Akshatha SP
Generally, the incidence of FS decreases markedly after 4 years of age (and the condition rarely occurs in children older than 7 years of age. FS occurs more frequently in the Asian population, affecting 3.4%-9.3% of Japanese children and 5%-10% of Indian children, but only 2%-5% of children in the United States and Western Europe. The highest prevalence is 14% in Guam. The study was conducted in the department of pediatric medicine, at a tertiary care center, and the study includes the children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years admitted as first complex febrile seizure in the department of pediatric medicine. Out of the total 125 study subjects, the prevalence of ABM in 6-12 months is 44.4% (n=4), 13-24 months is 33.3% (n=3), 25-36 months is 11.1% (n=1) and 37-48 months is 11.2%. None of the patients in the age group of 49-60 months had ABM.
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Dr. Akshatha SP. Prevalence of acute bacterial meningitis among children who present as first complex febrile seizure. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2020;3(1):32-35. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2020.v3.i1a.57