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Forty-nine children and adolescents whose seizures reportedly worsened while receiving carbamazepine (CBZ) were studied retrospectively. Twenty-six patients met criteria for excellent documentation of carbamazepine-exacerbated seizures. Four epileptic syndromes were particularly affected: childhood absence epilepsy; focal symptomatic, frontal lobe epilepsy;(More)
We conducted a pilot study of fluzinamide in 15 adults with refractory partial seizures. After a baseline period, fluzinamide was added to the existing regimen of phenytoin and carbamazepine and increased to maximum tolerated dose. Common side effects included dizziness, diplopia, ataxia, headache, nausea, and rash, resulting in patient withdrawal in six(More)
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