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Original Article

Evaluation of Serum Calcium Levels in Patients with Epileptic Seizure

Shalu Sharma, Bushra Fiza, Sumit Kumar Tiwari, Maheep Sinha

Keywords : Anti-epileptic drugs, Epileptic seizure, Hypocalcemia

Citation Information : Sharma S, Fiza B, Tiwari SK, Sinha M. Evaluation of Serum Calcium Levels in Patients with Epileptic Seizure. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2020; 5 (2):35-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0112

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system, characterized by an epileptic seizure. Epileptic seizures occur due to abnormal synchronous activity in the brain. Calcium is an essential component of bone. Hypocalcemia enhances neuronal excitability, and there are many causes of which include hypocalcemia, vitamin D deficiency, and PTH resistance. Materials and methods: The study was conducted in Department of Biochemistry in association with the Department of Neurology of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur. Fifty patients diagnosed for epileptic seizure and 50 controls, visiting the inpatient department (IPD) and outpatient department (OPD) of Neurology fulfilling the inclusion criteria, were enrolled for the study. Result: The present study showed significantly lower level of serum calcium in patients with epileptic seizure when compared to controls. Conclusion: The serum calcium was measured between epileptic seizure and controls. Our present study showed significantly lower value of calcium. It is therefore suggested that there should be regular screening for calcium in patients with epileptic seizure. The serum calcium is biomarker of bone metabolism; so, the correlation can be further studied with some more bone metabolism markers in epileptic seizure patients.


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