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Table 2 Distribution of IL-6 genotypes in patients with febrile seizures (FS) and the control group

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

Gene Polymorphism Genotype Patients n(%) Controls n(%) OR(95 % CI) P
IL-6 (−174) Sample size 100 100   
GG 34 (34) 11(11) 4.17(1.86–9.49) <0.01
GC 57(57) 73(73)   
CC 9(9) 16 (16)   
IL-6 (−572) Sample size 98 100   
GG 69(70.4) 65(65)   >0.05
GC 25(25.5) 33(33)   
CC 4(4.1) 2(2)   
IL-6 (−597) Sample size 95 100   
GG 62(65.3) 49(49) 1.96(1.06–3.63) <0.05
GA 31(32.6) 48(48)   
AA 2(2.1) 3(3)   
Serum IL6 pg/ml   32.7 ± 5.9 10.5 ± 1.7   <0.01a
  1. Abbreviations: IL6 interleukin 6, FS febrile seizures, OR odds ratio, CI 95 % confidence interval
  2. Values in parentheses are percentages or data are presented as mean ± SD
  3. P value < 0.05 indicates a significant difference
  4. Chi-square test
  5. a (Student t-test)