Treatment of porphyric convulsions with magnesium sulfate.


We report a 16-year-old girl with acute intermittent porphyria who had abdominal pain, generalized tonic-clonic and simple partial seizures, and inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion. Because most antiepileptic drugs are contraindicated in porphyria, she was treated with magnesium sulfate i.v. Soon after starting treatment, seizures stopped, returned… (More)


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@article{Sadeh1991TreatmentOP, title={Treatment of porphyric convulsions with magnesium sulfate.}, author={Michelle Sadeh and Ilan Blatt and Giora Martonovits and Author Edi Karni and Yochanan Goldhammer}, journal={Epilepsia}, year={1991}, volume={32 5}, pages={712-5} }