The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 6
Recurrence of Febrile Seizure in Yazd, Iran
Department of Pediatrics, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Sadoughi Hospital, Yazd, Iran Fallah R, Akhavan Karbasi S. Recurrence of febrile seizure in Yazd, Iran. Turk J Pediatr 2010;52: 618-622.

Febrile seizure (FS) is the most common problem in pediatric neurology. The purpose of this study was to determine FS recurrence frequency and to evaluate its risk factors. In a descriptive retrospective study, 139 children with first FS, admitted between March 2004 and August 2005 in Yazd Shaheed Sadoughi Hospital, were followed. Seventy-six boys and 63 girls with a mean age of 2.03+1.21 years were followed for 25.1+5.5 months. Thirty-seven percent had FS recurrence, with a mean recurrence time of 6.7±5.9 months. Sixty-five percent of infants and 30% of children >1 year old had FS recurrence. Sixty-three percent of those with seizure occurring in <1 hour of fever duration had FS recurrence, while only 33% of those with seizure after >1 hour of fever duration had FS recurrence. Seizures in children <1 year old and in <1 hour of fever duration were risk factors for FS recurrence. Keywords : febrile seizure, first febrile seizure, febrile seizure recurrence.

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