Chapter 39. Epilepsy

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Neil K. Kochenour MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch39

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Kochenour, N. K. (2005) Epilepsy, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch39

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • epilepsy;
  • antiepileptic drugs (AEDs);
  • epilepsy, complicating 0.3–0.5% of pregnancies;
  • teratogenicity of anticonvulsant drugs;
  • clonic–tonic grand mal convulsions;
  • anticonvulsant medications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Teratogenicity of Anticonvulsants

  • Management

  • Treatment

  • Suggested Reading