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Journal:   JOURNAL OF KERMANSHAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BEHBOOD)   Summer 2002 , Volume 6 , Number 2; Page(s) 38 To 43.
 
Paper: 

FREQUENCY OF MENINGITIS FOLLOWING FEBRILE CONVULSION IN SHAHID FAHMIDEH CENTER

 
 
Author(s):  HEMATI M.*
 
* Kermanshah university of Medical Sciences
 
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.

 
Keyword(s): FEBRILE CONVULSION, MENINGITIS, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID, KERMANSHAH
 
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