Role Of Serum Zinc Level and Its Supplementation In Children With Febrile Seizures

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Ghada Ahmed Shaaban
Saif El-Deen EM
Bahgat KA
El Attar RS
El Shennawy SI

Keywords

serum zinc, febrile seizure, Children

Abstract

Aim of study: This study aims to determine the role of serum zinc level as a triggering factor for febrile seizure in Children and its value for better management.
Methods: This study involved 90 kids aged 6 months to 6 years who had 30 simple and 30 complex febrile seizures and were patients at Al-Zahra University Hospital. Her 30 children, who were the same age and sex, served as the study's control group. A comprehensive medical history, clinical assessments of the general and neurological systems, and measurements of the serum zinc levels were all performed on each subject.
Results: There was a highly statistically significant difference (p 0.000) in serum zinc levels between the patient and control groups after zinc supplementation, with the difference being higher in the complex group and between the simple and complex groups. The frequency of seizures dropped.
Conclusion: Zinc has been implicated in the development of febrile seizures and is beneficial for measurement in children with febrile seizures.

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