Excellent response to levetiracetam in epilepsy with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome

  title={Excellent response to levetiracetam in epilepsy with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome},
  author={Zeynep Selen Karalok and Ebru Petek Arhan and Kadri Murat Erdogan and Esra Gurkas},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Dear Editor: Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by subtelomeric deletion of a segment of the short arm (p) of chromosome 4. Epilepsy constitutes a major medical challenge especially during the first years of life and occurs in 50–100 % of patients with WHS The conventional antiepileptic drugs such as carbamazepine, phenobarbitale, and valproic acid have been tried and are rarely effective in these patients [1, 2]. Levetiracetam is a new line antiepileptic drug… CONTINUE READING
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