Tubulo-interstitial nephritis caused by sodium valproate.

A severely handicapped 14-year-old Japanese girl had epilepsy and was treated with sodium valproate (SV) from the age of 7 years. Although the epileptic seizures were well controlled, she sometimes had a fever and hypokalemia from the age of 13 years. Laboratory examinations revealed metabolic acidosis, hypouricemia, hypophosphatemia, glycosuria… CONTINUE READING