Anticonvulsant drugs and women with seizures

Ramamurthi, B and Datta, Manjula and David, Kanthimathi (1992) Anticonvulsant drugs and women with seizures. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology India, 42. pp. 438-441.

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The incidence of congenital anomalies in children born to mothers under anticonvulsant therapy has been studied, in 2536 women who gave birth to 3348 children. The follow up period varied between 3 to 20 years. The mothers had received barbiturates, hydantoinates and carbamezapine in various combinations. The incidence of congenital anomalies noted was only 41, a figure not greater than the incidence ofanomalies in the general population. A plea is made that anticonvulsant therapy should not be discontinued during pregnancy in women with seizures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 11:03
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 07:28

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