Studies on long-lasting consequences of prenatal exposure to anticonvulsant drugs.

@article{Dessens1994StudiesOL,
  title={Studies on long-lasting consequences of prenatal exposure to anticonvulsant drugs.},
  author={Arianne B. Dessens and Kees Boer and Janna G. Koppe and N. E. van De Poll and Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
  year={1994},
  volume={404},
  pages={54-64}
}
Based on neonatal examination at birth, it has been estimated that epileptic women have a 2-3 times greater risk of giving birth to an infant with congenital anomalies. But anticonvulsant drugs may also have more subtle influences on the developing foetus which are not visible at birth but only emerge later in life. Evidence for these functional teratogenic influences has been provided by animal research and follow-up studies in young children. This article discusses these findings in human and… CONTINUE READING

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