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Seizure Meds Can Be Safely Withdrawn From Kids With Epilepsy
Date:12/8/2008

sk of children developing intractable epilepsy after withdrawal of anti-seizure medication was only five percent, which is similar to the risk of intractable epilepsy at the time of initial diagnosis of epilepsy in children," Nickels said. "Therefore, the children who achieve seizure-freedom on anti-seizure medication should be considered for withdrawal without high risk of intractable epilepsy."

The study was to be presented Dec. 7 in Seattle at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.

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-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Mayo Clinic, news release, Dec. 7, 2008


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