International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

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International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B

Relationship between antiepileptic medications and type of seizures
Author(s)
Dr. Deepan M and Dr. Praveenkumar R
Abstract
Background: Seizure is one of the most common disorder in children and anti epileptics vary depending on the type of seizures occurring.
Methods: In total 50 children of age between 1-12 years requiring anti epileptics for seizure are taken into consideration and compared. Seizure mimicking disorder were excluded from this study.
Results: Among the 50 patients, valproate was predominantly used for generalized seizures followed by combination therapy of valproate and phenytoin followed by phenytoin and Levetiracetam. For focal sezuires, carbamazepine was used predominantly.
Discussion: The initial evaluation based on history and examination for the type of seizures is important for pediatrician to assess the type of anti epileptic used.
Conclusion: Valproate and phenytoin are mostly used for generalized type of seizures while carbamazepine is used for focal type of seizures.
Pages: 65-66 | Views: 36 | Downloads: 20
How to cite this article:
Dr. Deepan M, Dr. Praveenkumar R. Relationship between antiepileptic medications and type of seizures. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2020;3(2):65-66. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2020.v3.i2b.94
International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics