EPILEPTIC SEIZURES IN WOMEN RELATED to PLASMA ESTROGEN and PROGESTERONE DURING the MENSTRUAL CYCLE
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2009
1976 Blackwell Munksgaard
Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Volume 54, Issue 4, pages 321–347, December 1976
How to Cite
Bäckström, T. (1976), EPILEPTIC SEIZURES IN WOMEN RELATED to PLASMA ESTROGEN and PROGESTERONE DURING the MENSTRUAL CYCLE. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 54: 321–347. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.1976.tb04363.x
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2009
- Accepted for publication May 20, 1976.
Nine periods in seven women with partial epilepsy have been investigated with respect to frequency of fits, and estrogen-progesterone levels in blood plasma. Six cycles with ovulation showed a positive correlation between the number of secondary generalized seizures and the mean estrogen/progesterone (E/P) ratios and a negative correlation to plasma progesterone levels. Three periods without ovulation showed an increase in the number of fits during days of high estrogen. the number of fits seemed not to be correlated to changes in body weight.