Epilepsy and pregnancy: a study of 153 pregnancies in 59 patients.

@article{Knight1975EpilepsyAP,
  title={Epilepsy and pregnancy: a study of 153 pregnancies in 59 patients.},
  author={Aubrey Knight and E G Rhind},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1975},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={99-110}
}
The relation of epilepsy with gestation was studied in 59 patients through 153 pregnancies. In patients with idiopathic epilepsy, 45 per cent had more frequent fits during pregnancy, 50 per cent were unchanged, and 5 per cent were improved. The results in patients with symptomatic epilepsy were similar. Patients with a high frequency of fits in the pregestational state are likely to have an increased number when pregnant. Two cases of status epilepticus were treated successfully without… CONTINUE READING

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