Basic Summary for Convulsions


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Main name of condition: Convulsions
Other names or spellings: fits, seizures


What is Convulsions?
  Brief description of Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body
  Parent types of Convulsions: Muscle conditions, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Convulsions: muscle, nerves, brain
  Types of Convulsions: Febrile convulsions, Grand mal seizures, Petit mal seizures, Focal seizures, Generalized seizures
How serious is Convulsions?
  Complications of Convulsions: see complications of Convulsions
What causes Convulsions?
  Causes of Convulsions: see causes of Convulsions
  Risk factors for Convulsions: see risk factors for Convulsions
What are the symptoms of Convulsions?
  Symptoms of Convulsions: see symptoms of Convulsions
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Convulsions: see treatments for Convulsions
Society issues for Convulsions
  Hospitalization statistics for Convulsions: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Convulsions:
  • 0.3% (38,008) of hospital consultant episodes were for convulsions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for convulsions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for convulsions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for convulsions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for convulsions were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.18% (93,694) of hospital bed days were for convulsions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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