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Table 1 Baseline clinical and laboratory data of the studied patients and control groups

From: Interleukin-6 gene polymorphisms in Egyptian children with febrile seizures: a case–control study

  Patients Controls P
n = 100 n = 100
Age, months 38(6–72) 35(6–70) >0.05a
Gender (M/F) 51/49 53/47 >0.05b
Type of Febrile seizure :
Simple 63 - -
Complex 37 - -
Age at onset of Febrile seizure (months) 18(6–43) - -
Family history :
Febrile convulsions 31 - -
Epilepsy 15 - -
Serum IL6 pg/ml 32.7 ± 5.9 10.5 ± 1.7 <0.01c
  1. Abbreviations: IL6 interleukin 6
  2. Data are presented as median (Range) or mean ± SD
  3. P value < 0.05 indicates a significant difference
  4. a Mann–Whitney U test
  5. bChi-square test
  6. c Student t-test