TITLE

Which Drug for the Pregnant Woman with Epilepsy?

AUTHOR(S)
Tomson, Torbj�rn
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;4/16/2009, Vol. 360 Issue 16, p1667
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the challenges facing physicians in prescribing drugs that are effective in controlling seizures in women with epilepsy during pregnancy. It is argued that research on the teratogenicity of antiepileptic drugs has focused on anatomical birth defects, while little attention has been given to potential adverse effects on the cognitive development of children. The results of a study assessing the development of children exposed to anticonvulsant drugs in utero are assessed.
ACCESSION #
37611173

 

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