Epilepsie et accidents: quel risque chez l'enfant? [Epilepsy and accidents: what is the risk in children?]

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serval:BIB_90294DBB5D45
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Epilepsie et accidents: quel risque chez l'enfant? [Epilepsy and accidents: what is the risk in children?]
Journal
Archives de Pediatrie
Author(s)
Ziegler  A. L., Reinberg  O., Deonna  T.
ISSN
0929-693X (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/1994
Volume
1
Number
9
Pages
801-5
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Sep
Abstract
BACKGROUND--Constant distress and overprotection of parents result from the apprehension and misinformation received, regarding epilepsy of their children and the risk of accidents occurring due to a seizure. Large retrospective studies show that the epileptic children are not more often concerned than the general population. CASE REPORTS--One hundred and ninety-eight epileptic children without permanent motor or mental handicap were followed between 1971 and 1981, covering 1056 years of child's life. They were compared to 3822 injured children admitted to the surgical pediatric emergency unit between 1983 and 1992. RESULTS--Only six accidents occurred because of a seizure in the first group of epileptic children. There were neither deaths nor sequelae. Four of these six accidents revealed an unknown epilepsy. Among the 3,822 injured children, 19 were epileptic but only four of these 19 accidents were caused by a seizure. There were no sequelae. CONCLUSION--The majority of epileptic children without associated handicap are able to have all the normal activities of healthy children. Only severe epilepsies with frequent refractory seizures, some reflex epilepsies and some cases before the seizures are under control require constant supervision.
Keywords
*Accidents Adolescent Child Child, Preschool Epilepsy/*complications Female Humans Infant Infant, Newborn Male Retrospective Studies Risk Factors Sports
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