Serum Sodium Levels Predict the Recurrence of Febrile Seizure within 24 Hours

Authors

  • Jatuporn Duangpetsang Pediatric Department, Kaengkhro Hospital, Ministry of Public Health, Kaengkhro, Chaiyaphum 36150, Thailand.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31584/jhsmr.201961

Keywords:

febrile seizures, recurrence febrile seizures, serum sodium levels, simple febrile seizure

Abstract

Objective: Febrile seizure is a common disorder in children that occurs in 2.5% of children 6-60 months of age. The study was conducted to ascertain the role of serum sodium as a predictor of seizure recurrence within the same febrile illness.
Material and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in children with febrile seizures who were admitted to Kaengkhro Hospital between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2017. The data collected from medical records included age, gender, serum sodium level, body temperature, duration of fever, and family history of febrile seizures.
Results: Two hundred ten children were diagnosed with febrile seizures; 190 had a single febrile seizure and 20 had recurrent febrile seizures. Mean±standard deviation ages of children with a single febrile seizure and recurrent febrile seizures were 22.95 ± 0.95 and 22.34 ± 0.89 months, respectively. Serum sodium levels in children with recurrent seizures within 24 hours (130.80 mmol/L) were significantly lower than in children with a single febrile seizure (132.37 mmol/L, p-value=0.02). A family history of febrile seizures was significant for predicting recurrent seizures within 24 hours (p−value= 0.006).
Conclusion: Serum sodium levels predict the recurrence of febrile seizure within 24 hours.

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2019-08-22

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Duangpetsang J. Serum Sodium Levels Predict the Recurrence of Febrile Seizure within 24 Hours. J Health Sci Med Res [Internet]. 2019 Aug. 22 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];37(4):277-80. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jhsmr/article/view/210721

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