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

Idro, R; Gwer, S; Williams, TN; Otieno, T; Uyoga, S; Fegan, G; Kager, PA; ... Newton, CR; + view all (2010) Iron deficiency and acute seizures: results from children living in rural Kenya and a meta-analysis. PLoS One , 5 (11) , Article e14001. 10.1371/journal.pone.0014001. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Iron deficiency and acute seizures: results from children living in rural Kenya and a meta-analysis.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014001
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0014001
Language: English
Additional information: © 2010 Idro et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC2982825 This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust through a fellowship to Prof. Newton (070114). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The study is published with the permission of the Director of KEMRI.
Keywords: Acute Disease, Adolescent, C-Reactive Protein, Case-Control Studies, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Ferritins, Humans, Infant, Iron, Kenya, Malaria, Male, Meta-Analysis as Topic, Rural Health, Rural Population, Seizures
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Developmental Neurosciences Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1345673
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