Affiliations: Department of Pediatric Neurology, Amirkola Pediatric
Hospital, Babol Medical University and Health Services, Babol, Iran
Note:  Correspondence: Mohammad Salehi Omran, M.D., Department of
Pediatric Neurology, Babol Medical University and Health Services, Babol, Iran.
Abstract: Febrile seizure (FS) is the most common neurological disorder in the
pediatric population. The clinical characteristics of 630 patients who had
episodes of FS were retrospectively reviewed. No preference was seen for either
sex (1.2:1). In those cases with FS, 514 (81.6%) convulsions were simple and
116 (18.4%) were complex. A family history of FS was present in 25.7% of
the cases reviewed. Generalized seizure types accounted for 99% of the
cases. Age of seizure onset peaked at 10 month. The etiology of fever was
identified in 85.3% of cases. Gastroenteritis was the first etiology of
fever accounting for 27.3% of the cases. Recurrent FS was observed in
33.5%. All of patients had complete blood count and electrolytes including
sodium, potassium, calcium and glucose level in their records.