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:To determine the association of iron deficiency anemia in children presented with febrile convulsion. Study Design: Case control study Setting: The pediatric unit III,Civil Hospital,Karachi. Duration: Six months from 30th April 2013 to 1st November 2013 Material and Methods: History regarding age, sex, developmental milestones, family history of febrile seizures or epilepsy, mean of the temperature peak at admission, and the underlying illness were recorded for all cases and controls, as well as details of seizure history, duration and frequency. Blood samples were collected in the Paediatric wardsfor measurements of hemoglobin, serum ferritin, MCV, MCH and MCHC, serum electrolytes, serum calcium, and serum blood sugar. If child with febrile seizures was <12 months then CSF analysis was done to rule out meningitis, with consent from parents/guardian, while in older children signs of meningeal irritation were checked.

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