alexa Prevalence, Aetiology and Outcome of Status Epilepticus
ISSN: 2472-100X

Journal of Pediatric Neurology and Medicine
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Prevalence, Aetiology and Outcome of Status Epilepticus in Children with Convulsions at the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa

Olubosede OA1*, Oseni SBA2, Aladekomo TA2, Adegoke SA2, Kuti BP2, Ogundare OE3, Bello EO1, Jegede CT4 and Salau QO4

1State Hospital Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

2Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

3Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

4Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Olubosede OA
Consultant Paediatrician
State Hospital Akure Ondo State, Nigeria
234 706 964 7973
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: September 23, 2016; Accepted date: November 07, 2016; Published date: November 15, 2016

Citation: Olubosede OA, Oseni SBA, Aladekomo TA, Adegoke SA, Kuti BP, et al. (2017) Prevalence, Aetiology and Outcome of Status Epilepticus in Children with Convulsions at the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa. J Pediatr Neurol Med 2:116. doi:10.4172/2472-100X.1000116

Copyright: © 2016 Olubosede OA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Status epilepticus (SE) in childhood is a life threatening condition with serious risk of neurological sequelae and constitutes a medical emergency. The aim of this study is to provide data on the prevalence, aetiology and outcome of status epilepticus in children at the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, South-West Nigeria. We prospectively studied all the 276 children who were admitted with convulsion over a period of seven months, out of which 39 (14.1%) had status epilepticus. The cause of status epilepticus in 82.1% of the patients was cerebral malaria; other causes were febrile convulsion, meningitis, seizure disorders and head injury. The mortality and morbidity (neurologic sequelae at discharge) in this study were 23.1% and 33.3%, respectively. Mortality and morbidity were significantly higher in children who had status epilepticus compared to those who convulsed but did not have status. (χ2=33.773, df=1, p<0.001), (χ2=43.991, df=1, p<0.001). In conclusion, morbidity and mortality of SE is high and control of malaria will most likely reduce the prevalence and improve the outcome of SE in this environment.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version