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anti epileptic drugs effect on lipid profile and body mass index

Hadassa Goldberg-Stern, Eyal Yaacobi, Moshe Phillip, Liat de Vries
BACKGROUND/AIM: It is controversial whether the endocrine dysfunction in epilepsy patients is caused by the epilepsy itself, the antiepileptic therapy, or both. We prospectively evaluated the long-term impact of valproic acid monotherapy compared to other anti-epileptic drugs on anthropometric, metabolic, hormonal, and ultrasonographic parameters in girls with epilepsy. METHODS: Fifty-seven female patients with epilepsy who had started therapy at mean age of 11...
November 2014: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
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