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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 616-618


Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits

Rifaq Zeb, Shahzad Rauf, Arshia Munir, Muhammad Kashif, Hanif Ullah, Muhammad Tahir.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the frequency of meningitis in patients presenting with first episode of febrile fits seen at our institution.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted in department of pediatric medicine Khyber teaching hospital, Peshawar from July 2017 to April 2018. Data were collected through non-probability convenient sampling technique prospectively from 120 patients. All relevant information was collected containing bio data of patients and relevant questions of interest, filled by doctor himself and analyzed by SPSS 21.
Results: Out of 120 participants, 69(57.5%) were male and 51 (42.5%) female. Mean age was 19.913.4 months. Highest number of patients were in age group 6 to 12 month i.e. 55 (45.8%). Simple fits were observed in 82(68.3%) patients followed by complex fits in 38(31.7%) patients. Six (5%) patients CSF was suggestive of meningitis. Significant relation was found among meningitis and complex fits (p=0.001), as all meningitis patients had complex fits. Among the total (6 cases) meningitis patients, four were in 6 to 12 month of age group while two were in 13 to 36 months (p=0.003).
Conclusion: Meningitis in patients presenting with first episode of febrile fits is more common in lower age group and those who have complex febrile fits.

Key words: Febrile fits, meningitis, complex fits.


 
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Zeb R, Rauf S, Munir A, Kashif M, Ullah H, Tahir M. Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits. RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 616-618.


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Zeb R, Rauf S, Munir A, Kashif M, Ullah H, Tahir M. Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=11470 [Access: September 02, 2020].


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Zeb R, Rauf S, Munir A, Kashif M, Ullah H, Tahir M. Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits. RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 616-618.



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Zeb R, Rauf S, Munir A, Kashif M, Ullah H, Tahir M. Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits. RMJ. (2020), [cited September 02, 2020]; 45(3): 616-618.



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Zeb, R., Rauf, . S., Munir, . A., Kashif, . M., Ullah, . H. & Tahir, . M. (2020) Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits. RMJ, 45 (3), 616-618.



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Zeb, Rifaq, Shahzad Rauf, Arshia Munir, Muhammad Kashif, Hanif Ullah, and Muhammad Tahir. 2020. Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 616-618.



Chicago Style

Zeb, Rifaq, Shahzad Rauf, Arshia Munir, Muhammad Kashif, Hanif Ullah, and Muhammad Tahir. "Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 616-618.



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Zeb, Rifaq, Shahzad Rauf, Arshia Munir, Muhammad Kashif, Hanif Ullah, and Muhammad Tahir. "Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits." Rawal Medical Journal 45.3 (2020), 616-618. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Zeb, R., Rauf, . S., Munir, . A., Kashif, . M., Ullah, . H. & Tahir, . M. (2020) Meningitis in patients presented with first episode of febrile fits. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 616-618.








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