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Korean J Pediatr. 2018 Apr;61(4):129-131. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.3345/kjp.2018.61.4.129
Gorabi VS , Nikkhoo B , Faraji O , Mohammadkhani M , Mirzaee S , Rasouli MA , Afkhamzadeh A .
Pediatrics Department Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
Pathology Department Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran. afkhama@gmail.com
Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, 5Community Medicine Department Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
Abstract

Purpose

The association between hypercalciuria and febrile convulsion is controversial. The present study aimed to investigate the statistical association between hypercalciuria and childhood febrile convulsions.

Methods

Overall, 160 children aged 6 months to 5 years, including 80 children with febrile convulsion and 80 febrile children without convulsion (comparison group), were recruited. All laboratory tests, including 24-hour urine calcium, were undertaken in an academic clinical laboratory.

Results

Forty-five children of the febrile convulsion group (60%) and 30 of the comparison group (40%) had hypercalciuria. There was a significant difference between the 2 groups (P=0.02).

Conclusion

Our results indicated that there is a statistical association between convulsion and hypercalciuria in children. Since we found this association with a cross-sectional assessment, further studies, especially prospective and controlled designs, are needed.

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