The Importance of EEG Abnormalities Detection in Children with Febrile Seizure: A Combined Approach
EEG Abnormalities Detection in Children with Febrile Seizure
Background: Febrile seizures (FS) are the common disorder in 3-month- to 6-year-old children, with an incidence varying between 2% and 5%. It is associated with fever, without evidence of intracranial infection or a definite cause. Subjects and Methods: Selection of cases of febrile seizure were done according to guidelines definition given by national institute of health consensus (NIH) and the International League against epilepsy. 50 Children with febrile seizure admitted in the pediatric intensive care unit at S. P. Medical College & Hospital were selected for the study. EEG was done with sedation. Results: Most common EEG abnormality is slow waves in 35% followed by sharp waves in 30 %. Generalized EEG abnormality is seen in 64%. Conclusion: Most common epileptiform discharge was of generalized epileptiform activity, and most common EEG abnormality is slow waves.