[Acute valproic acid intoxication: interest of a treatment by extracoporeal elimination combined with L-carnitine].


We present the case of a 24-year-old-female patient, who made an attempt to autolysis with valproic acid, benzodiazepines and neuroleptic. The valproic acid plasma level was very high (1437 μg/mL), confirming it was a severe intoxication. She presents an acute encephalopathy with prolonged status epilepticus, a lactic metabolic acidosis and hematologic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.annfar.2011.05.019