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Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Epilepsy in the Sudanese children and its impact on the growth parameters

2nd International Conference on Central Nervous System Disorders & Therapeutics

December 05-07, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Ebtihal Eltyeb

Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

Abstract :

Background: Epilepsy has been suspected to affect the growth parameters in children who treated for longer time with antiepileptic drugs. Method: Unmatched case control study of 71 cases that were in long term treatment of epilepsy and 32 control cases. Results: 36 (50.9%) of cases was found to be <3rd centile compared to 3 (10.9%) of the control group. Also 20 (30.9%) of cases their height be <3rd compared to 1(3.6%) for the control. The mean weight of cases 27.3?±8.1 kg, compared to 33.3?±9.4 kg for the control (P=0.000), as for the height the mean was 132.9?±18.8 cm for the cases, compared to 139.7?±11.6 cm for the control, (P=0.017). No major difference in BMI the mean was 16.1?±11 compared to 16.7?± 2.7(P=0.67). Conclusions: Epileptic children who are in long term medications have affected growth parameters compared to their control. Epilepsy may predispose to malnutrition. A better understanding of these interactions is necessary. Nutritional assessment is still important as part of the comprehensive care of children with epilepsy.

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