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AIM Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are known teratogens. Some specificity between different AEDs has been noted in the literature. The aim was to compare the teratogenic effect of valproic acid (VPA) and carbamazepine (CBZ) in monotherapy. METHODS Infants exposed to AEDs (n = 1398) in early pregnancy were identified from the Swedish Medical Birth Registry.(More)
The distal 3p deletion syndrome is characterized by developmental delay, low birth weight and growth retardation, micro- and brachycephaly, ptosis, long philtrum, micrognathia, and low set ears. We have used FISH and BACs in order to map three 3p deletions in detail at the molecular level. The deletions were 10.2-11 Mb in size and encompassed 47-51 known(More)
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT CYP3A4 converts cholesterol into 4beta-hydroxycholesterol. We have suggested that 4beta-hydroxycholesterol could be used as a clinical marker for CYP3A4 activity aiding in dose adjustments. The kinetics of 4beta-hydroxycholesterol formation is not known, however, and must be determined in order to establish under(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to assess psychomotor development with the Griffiths' test in preschool children exposed to antiepileptic drugs (AED) in utero. The study sample consisted of 76 children exposed to AED in utero and 71 unexposed children. The children (exposed and unexposed) have since birth been included in a population-based(More)
The aim of this study was to assess psychomotor development, using Griffiths' test, and the incidence of minor anomalies at birth in children who had been exposed to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in utero. The study sample comprised 100 children of mothers who were treated with AEDs during pregnancy and 100 matched control children. Women with epilepsy were(More)
The pharmacokinetics of many antiepileptic drugs differs between adults and children. The influence of age and concomitant medications on the dose/concentration ratio of levetiracetam was examined in 103 children with epilepsy. Dosing and plasma levels of levetiracetam and concomitant antiepileptic drugs were reviewed retrospectively. The dose/concentration(More)
PURPOSE In order to evaluate long-term effects on neurodevelopment in children born to women with epilepsy during pregnancy we studied the children's school grades at age 16. METHODS We used the Patient Register, the Medical Birth Register, and a local study at South Hospital, Stockholm, to identify women with epilepsy in Sweden who had given birth(More)
BACKGROUND Intrauterine exposure to antidepressants may lead to neonatal symptoms from the central nervous system, respiratory system and gastrointestinal system. Finnegan score (Neonatal Abstinence Score, NAS) has routinely been used to assess infants exposed to antidepressants in utero. AIM The purpose was to study neonatal maladaptation syndrome in(More)
Retrospective evaluation of medical history and 3635 anti-TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) serologies during the years 2003-2008 indicates that childhood TBE is characterized by vague symptoms. Clinical findings suggest a nonspecific inflammatory disease with restricted encephalitic profile compared with adult TBE. Childhood TBE might elude diagnosis, which is(More)
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and neuroborreliosis (NB) are well-known central nervous system (CNS) infections in children. Childhood tick-borne CNS infections are generally described as mild conditions. However, this view has recently been challenged, and the natural course, including potential sequelae, has been debated. If the diseases present with(More)