Frequency of meningitis following febrile convulsion in Shahid Fahmideh center

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M Hemati 1 , *

1 Iran

How to Cite: Hemati M. Frequency of meningitis following febrile convulsion in Shahid Fahmideh center, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2002 ; 6(2):e81010.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 6 (2); e81010
Published Online: September 19, 2002
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 11, 2002
Accepted: September 11, 2002

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Abstract

Introduction and Objective: A retrospective, descriptive  study was done to determine the frequency of meningitis following febrile convulsion patients presenting to the  Shahid Fahmide center of Kermanshah.

Materials and Methods:  Cerebrospinal fluid was examined in all infants younger than 18 months, and in older children only in presence of clinical findings suspicious for meningitis.544 children (346 boys) were studied. Age range was 6-72 months. 27.75% had the history of febrile convulsion.

Results: Cerebrospinal fluid was examined in 154 patients. In 0.73% (4 of 154 patients), the diagnosis of meningitis was confirmed by  cerebrospinal fluid examination.

Conclusion: We recommend cerebrospinal fluid examination in all infants younger than 18 months who presents with  febrile convulsion.

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Febrile convulsion meningitis cerebrospinal fluid Kermanshah

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