Menstrual cycle worsening of epileptic seizures in women with symptomatic focal epilepsy.

  title={Menstrual cycle worsening of epileptic seizures in women with symptomatic focal epilepsy.},
  author={Ana Carolina Belini Baz{\'a}n and Maria Augusta Santos Montenegro and Fernando Cendes and Li Li Min and Carlos Alberto Mantovani Guerreiro},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  volume={63 3B},
INTRODUCTION Hormonal fluctuation is responsible for worsening of epileptic seizures during the menstrual cycle. OBJECTIVE To identify irregularities in the menstrual cycles of women with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) and extratemporal focal epilepsy (ETFE) and correlate the frequency of seizures during the menstrual cycles. METHOD We evaluated prospectively women in the menacme with MTLE and ETFE. Calendars were provided for these patients, and they were asked to mark their seizure… CONTINUE READING
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