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   Background & Aim : Hyperglycemia and hyperglycorrha ch ia are common associations of febrile seizures. Rapid release of cortisol and adrenaline after seizures as a stress reaction induces elevated glucose concentration. During fever release of interleukin-1 beta, an endogenous pyrogenic cytokine, inhibits insulin release and stimulates the secretion of cortisol. This may explain the correlation between CSF glucose concentration and body temperature in the present report . The purpose of our study was to assess the correlation between acetaminophen consumption and CSF glucose in febrile convulsion.

  Patients and Method : In this cross-sectional analytic study ,we analyzed CSF samples taken from 63 children with febrile convulsion whose ages ranged from 3 to18 months. Comaprisons between the mean CSF glucose concentrations in the children who had taken and not taken acetaminophen within 6 hours before convulsion were made using Students' t-test and Mann-whitney test.

  Results: CSF glucose levels were significantly higher (P =0. . 0001) in children who had not taken acetaminophen (82±8 mg/dL, n =) as compared with children who had taken acetaminophen (53±4 mg/dL, n=).

  Conclusion: The use of acetaminophen decreases CSF glucose concentration in febrile convulsive children.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pediatric Infectious

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