Revista Medica Herediana
ISSN 1018-130X versión impresa
JUAREZ BELAUNDE, Alan Luis, GASHA TAMASHIRO, Carlos Gianpaulo, LAM MILAY, Luis et al. Características de las crisis epilépticas en niños con insuficiencia renal crónica terminal.. Rev Med Hered, ene./mar. 2008, vol.19, no.1, p.05-09. ISSN 1018-130X.
Seizures are a frequent complication seen in children with Terminal Chronic Renal Failure. Objective: To describe the characteristics of seizures seen in the children with Terminal Chronic Renal Failure. Material and Methods: Retrospective study, type series of cases. There were included 24, 14-year-old minor patients of both sexes by IRC-T who presented at least an episode of epileptic attack, attended in the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia between January, 1998 and March, 2006. Results: We found 24/188 (12,7%) prevalence of seizures in the population, 18/24 (75%) of children were on chronic dialysis while they present the first episode of seizures, the most frequent type of seizures were partial crisis (41.6%); we found that the more frequent etiology of Terminal Chronic Renal Failure was glomerulopathies and the most frequent finding on the CT scan was the parenchymal hemorrhage. Conclusions: The frequency of seizures in children with Terminal Chronic Renal Failure were less frequent than the frequency found in the revised literature. (Rev Med Hered 2008;19:1-4).
Palabras llave: Children; terminal chronic renal failure; seizures; dialysis.
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