Prevalence of Febrile Seizures in School-Aged Children: A Community Based Survey in Izmir, Turkey

Atesoglu M., İNCE O. T., LÜLECİ D., ERGÖR O. A., AYDIN A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.5, no.4, pp.208-213, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.29290
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-213
  • Keywords: Children, febrile seizure, fever, prevalence, seizure, 1ST, CONVULSIONS, PREDICTORS, DISORDERS, ETIOLOGY, EPILEPSY, COHORT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Febrile seizures (FS) are the most common seizures seen in childhood. Although they are usually benign and self-limiting, parents feel great fear and concern about them. The prevalence of FS varies in different parts of the world. These differences are thought to be due to genetic, geographic and environmental factors. However, there has been no recent study about the prevalence of FS among Turkish children. This study was designed to find out the prevalence, clinical and some epidemiological features of FS among Turkish school children.