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Iron deficiency and acute seizures: results from children living in rural Kenya and a meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: There are conflicting reports on whether iron deficiency changes susceptibility to seizures. We examined the hypothesis that iron deficiency is associated with an increased risk of acute seizures in children in a malaria endemic area. METHODS: We recruited 133 children, aged 3-156 months, who presented to a district hospital on the Kenyan coast with acute seizures and frequency-matched these to children of similar ages but without seizures. We defined iron deficiency according to...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0014001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Funding agency for:
Newton, C
Grant:
070114
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
11
Article number:
e14001
Publication date:
2010-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
103781
Language:
English
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uuid:2e0dce2c-f5b0-4386-8167-b2e23dea01f6
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2012-12-19

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