Febrile convulsions, epilepsy, and meningoencephalitis contribute to a high rate of emergency department admissions among children with neurologic disorders.
SAVANNAH, GA—Neurologic disorders are an increasing cause of emergency department admissions among children, according to research that was presented at the 40th National Meeting of the Child Neurology Society.
“The prevalence of a [particular neurologic disorder] differs according to age,” stated Soo Ahn Chae, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea, and colleagues. “In addition, diseases include seizure disorders such as febrile convulsion and epilepsy and infectious diseases of the CNS such as meningoencephalitis. Pediatric emergencies due to seizures and loss of consciousness may cause severe complications without early proper management.”