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Profile of Children with Epilepsy in a Tertiary Care Center in North-West India


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Author Details: Swami Sarika, Rankawat Madhu S., Nagaraj Niranjan, Vyas Arvind, Berwal Pramod K, Swami Gotam

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-916X

Print ISSN : 2581-8236

Article First Page : 16

Article End Page : 18


Abstract

Objective of the study: The study was undertaken to see the age association, sex preponderance and pattern of epilepsy in North West India.
Methodology: This is a prospective hospital based study conducted in a tertiary care center in North-West India. Cases fulfilling the definition of epilepsy as defined by ILAE were selected. Hundred such children between 1 and 15 years age with epilepsy were selected over a period of 1 year. Data were analyzed in reference to age, sex, age at occurrence of first seizure and pattern of epilepsy.
Result: Out of 100 epileptic patients most patients were between 1-10 years age. Mean age at first seizure was 4.18 years. Males were commonly involved with a male to female ratio being 2.1:1. Generalized epilepsies were more common than focal epilepsies (81% vs 19%).
Conclusion: In this part of India also mean age at onset of epilepsy is younger. Males are more invlolved than females. Generalized epilepsy is more common than focal epilepsy.

Key Words: Children, Epilepsy, North-West India