ASSESSMENT OF SERUM ZINC LEVEL IN CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY TREATED WITH LONG-TERM ANTI EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED

International Medical Science Research Journal

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Title ASSESSMENT OF SERUM ZINC LEVEL IN CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY TREATED WITH LONG-TERM ANTI EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED
 
Creator Sarkar, Shamin-Ara
Rahman, Habibur
Jahan, Israt
Parveen, Sharmin
Ahmed, Md Ranzu
 
Subject Serum Zinc
Childhood
Epilepsy
Antiepileptic Drug
Long-Term
 
Description Almost 85% of epilepsy patients which is a common neurolotical disease lives in developing world. Mostly the disease start in childhoold in more than half o the cases. Long term use of antiepileptic drugs may alter serum zinc level.   The purpose of the present study was to assess the serum zinc level in childhood epilepsy treated with long-term Anti Epileptic Drug (AED). This cross-sectional study was carried out in the outdoor and indoor patient department of Pediatric neurology, BSMMU during the period from March 2013 to August 2013. Sample size was one hundred, among these fifty were case e.g. epileptic child who had received  anti epileptic drugs (Carbamazepine and/or Valproic acid) for more than three months and fifty werecontrol e.g. newly diagnosed epileptic child, who have not yet received antiepileptic drugs.  In this study, among100 epileptic child, mean serum zinc level in case group was 0.36(±0.20)(µg/ml)and incontrol group was 0.52(±0.26) (µg/ml),which was statistically significant (p<0.05). The use of one drug or multiple drugs in the treatment of epileptic patients has made the significant low serum zinc level.
 
Publisher International Medical Science Research Journal
 
Date 2020-06-23
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Quantitative Research
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://fepbl.com/index.php/imsrj/article/view/21
 
Source International Medical Science Research Journal; Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019); 1-9
2707-3408
2707-3394
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://fepbl.com/index.php/imsrj/article/view/21/295
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Shamin-Ara Sarkar, Habibur Rahman, Israt Jahan, Sharmin Parveen, Md Ranzu
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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