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Article: Febrile seizures in southern chinese children: Incidence and recurrence

TitleFebrile seizures in southern chinese children: Incidence and recurrence
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pedneu
Citation
Pediatric Neurology, 2006, v. 34 n. 2, p. 121-126 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study investigates the incidence, recurrence, and risk factors of febrile seizures in southern Chinese children. A retrospective study of a 5-year period (March 1998 through February 2003) was conducted for all children admitted with first febrile seizure to a university teaching hospital of Hong Kong, serving a population of 31,700 under 6 years. A total of 565 Chinese children (329 males, 236 females) were identified with mean age of 2.1 ± 1.1 years. The annual incidence was 0.35%. Among them 16% (91/565) had complex febrile seizures. Family history of febrile and afebrile seizures was present in 17.5% and 2.7% respectively. The mean follow-up period was 2.33 ± 1.69 years. Altogether 103 children (18%) had recurrence, and the cumulative rates by 1, 2, and 3 years were 12.7%, 18.7%, and 20.5% respectively. Three significant factors were identified for higher risk of recurrence: early age of onset, family history of febrile seizure, and complex febrile seizure. The incidence of first febrile seizure in Chinese children is low compared with the Western world and relatively similar to mainland China. Recurrence is also lower despite similarities in the predictive factors. Further epidemiologic and genetic studies will be necessary to confirm and explain this interethnic variation. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143530
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.866
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.819
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dc.contributor.authorChung, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorWat, LCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-12T03:51:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-12T03:51:33Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPediatric Neurology, 2006, v. 34 n. 2, p. 121-126en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0887-8994en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143530-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the incidence, recurrence, and risk factors of febrile seizures in southern Chinese children. A retrospective study of a 5-year period (March 1998 through February 2003) was conducted for all children admitted with first febrile seizure to a university teaching hospital of Hong Kong, serving a population of 31,700 under 6 years. A total of 565 Chinese children (329 males, 236 females) were identified with mean age of 2.1 ± 1.1 years. The annual incidence was 0.35%. Among them 16% (91/565) had complex febrile seizures. Family history of febrile and afebrile seizures was present in 17.5% and 2.7% respectively. The mean follow-up period was 2.33 ± 1.69 years. Altogether 103 children (18%) had recurrence, and the cumulative rates by 1, 2, and 3 years were 12.7%, 18.7%, and 20.5% respectively. Three significant factors were identified for higher risk of recurrence: early age of onset, family history of febrile seizure, and complex febrile seizure. The incidence of first febrile seizure in Chinese children is low compared with the Western world and relatively similar to mainland China. Recurrence is also lower despite similarities in the predictive factors. Further epidemiologic and genetic studies will be necessary to confirm and explain this interethnic variation. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/pedneuen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPediatric Neurologyen_HK
dc.subject.mesh*Asian Continental Ancestry Groupen_US
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong/epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshRecurrenceen_US
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSeizures, Febrile/*epidemiology/ethnology/etiologyen_US
dc.titleFebrile seizures in southern chinese children: Incidence and recurrenceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChung, B:bhychung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, V:vcnwong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.authorityWong, V=rp00334en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2005.08.007en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid16458824-
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dc.identifier.volume34en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage121en_HK
dc.identifier.epage126en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000235417000007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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