Author(s): Ramakrishnan R, Appleton R
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Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of epilepsy in children (<16 yrs) with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: A review of clinical notes and investigations was carried out on all the children with type 1 diabetes who were under follow-up in the Paediatric Diabetes clinic at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in the year 2010. RESULTS: Of 285 children aged <16 years with type 1 diabetes, six also had epilepsy giving a prevalence of 21/1000. This is approximately six times greater than the prevalence of epilepsy in the general population of children in UK. CONCLUSION: Epilepsy appears to occur more frequently in children with type 1 diabetes than in the general paediatric population. Copyright © 2012 British Epilepsy Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Seizure
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism