The relationship between serum magnesium level and febrile convulsion in 6 months to 6 years old children

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Reza Derakhshan 1 , * , Parisa Balaee 2 , Hamid Bakhshi 3 , Shokoofe Darakhshan 1

1 Assistant Professor, Dept. of pediatrics, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.

2 General Physician, Ali-ebn-abitaleb Hospital, Diabetes clinic, Rafsanjan, Iran

3 MSc of Medical Education, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.

How to Cite: Derakhshan R, Balaee P, Bakhshi H, Darakhshan S. The relationship between serum magnesium level and febrile convulsion in 6 months to 6 years old children, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2010 ; 12(2):e94340.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 12 (2); e94340
Published Online: May 28, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 26, 2009
Accepted: February 25, 2010
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Abstract

Background: The pathogenesis of febrile convulsion (FC) which is the most frequent seizure disorder in childhood isn’t clear but changes in the serum level of neurotransmitters and trace elements such as magnesium are known to contributing risk factors.

 

 

Materials and Methods:In this case-control study serum magnesium of 32 children with FC and 33 children without FC were compared. 

 

 

Results: 25% of children with FC had serum magnesium level under 1.5 mg/dl. In the normal group no one had serum magnesium level under 1.5 mg/dl (p=0.05).

 

 

Conclusion:Decreasing serum level in FC may be one contributing factor in the FC. It does not need to be lower than normal range in these groups of patients

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