UA-22728437-71


NJBMS - Volume 5, Issue 2, October - December 2014

Pages: 53-55

INCIDENCE OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN CHILDREN PRESENTING WITH FEBRILE SEIZURES AND ANALYSIS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL PROFILE

Author: K.L.HEMALATHA

Category: Pathology

[Download PDF]

Abstract:

Objective: To find out the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in children presenting with febrile seizures (FS) and to analyze the bacteriological profile in culture positive individuals,

Study design: Prospective, descriptive, longitudinal study in Masonic medical center-casualty. Totally, 216children admitted with febrile seizure during the year 2010-2011 were studied for the UTI as source of fever.

Outcome measures: Age sex, type of seizure previous episode, and family history of seizure,laboratory reports and clinical diagnosis of the source of infection were recorded and analyzed.Results: Nearly half of the (53.7%) FS occurred between 1 and 2 years followed by 1st year of life (24%). Out of 13 postive cultures, 9 were found in females which show more risk of UTI in female children. Sevenchildren under 1 year had UTI and 5 in the 1-3 Year age group. The children with non- Escherchia coli positive culture had significant congenital abnormalities.

Keywords: Children, Febrile seizure, Urine culture, Urinary tract infection

No. of online users: 9

Search Articles



Visitor Counter

World wide visitors

News

Editor in Chief of NJBMS Dr.Deepti Shastri, Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Academic Co-ordinator for Pre and Paraclinical Sciences, VMKV Medical College & Hospital, Salem.


Indexed in

Index Copernicus (MCI recognized indexing body) ICV - 75.97, Scientific Indexing Services, Research Bib, Indian Science Publication, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Science Library Index, International Innovative Journal Impact Factor, Cite Factor, International Impact Factor Service,

Publication Statistics

Articles Statistics

Advertisements

Society for Basic Medical Sciences
NJBMS Journal - Indexed in Index Copernicus

Manuscript Statistics

Subscribe for TOC Alerts

Get the table of contents of current issues.

E-mail Alerts