Incidence of febrile seizures in The Netherlands

M E Verburgh, M A Bruijnzeels, J C van der Wouden, L W van Suijlekom-Smit, J van der Velden, A W Hoes, M Offringa

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Abstract

To assess the incidence of febrile seizures in The Netherlands, we analyzed data from a population-based study carried out in 161 Dutch general practices. The overall incidence rate was 4.8/1,000 person-years. Considerable age and seasonal variation was found. The chance of a child suffering a febrile seizure in the course of the relevant age period (3-72 months) is 2.7%. One out of 3 children was referred to hospital. This is considerably less than in other countries. The incidence rates are similar to those found in the United States, England and Sweden, but differ from Asian studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-72
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroepidemiology
Volume11
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Verburgh, M. E., Bruijnzeels, M. A., van der Wouden, J. C., van Suijlekom-Smit, L. W., van der Velden, J., Hoes, A. W., & Offringa, M. (1992). Incidence of febrile seizures in The Netherlands. Neuroepidemiology, 11(4-6), 169-72. https://doi.org/10.1159/000110928
Verburgh, M E ; Bruijnzeels, M A ; van der Wouden, J C ; van Suijlekom-Smit, L W ; van der Velden, J ; Hoes, A W ; Offringa, M. / Incidence of febrile seizures in The Netherlands. In: Neuroepidemiology. 1992 ; Vol. 11, No. 4-6. pp. 169-72.
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Verburgh, ME, Bruijnzeels, MA, van der Wouden, JC, van Suijlekom-Smit, LW, van der Velden, J, Hoes, AW & Offringa, M 1992, 'Incidence of febrile seizures in The Netherlands' Neuroepidemiology, vol. 11, no. 4-6, pp. 169-72. https://doi.org/10.1159/000110928

Incidence of febrile seizures in The Netherlands. / Verburgh, M E; Bruijnzeels, M A; van der Wouden, J C; van Suijlekom-Smit, L W; van der Velden, J; Hoes, A W; Offringa, M.

In: Neuroepidemiology, Vol. 11, No. 4-6, 1992, p. 169-72.

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Verburgh ME, Bruijnzeels MA, van der Wouden JC, van Suijlekom-Smit LW, van der Velden J, Hoes AW et al. Incidence of febrile seizures in The Netherlands. Neuroepidemiology. 1992;11(4-6):169-72. https://doi.org/10.1159/000110928