Effetto della lamotrigina sulle crisi parziali con brusca caduta

Translated title of the contribution: Efficacy of lamotrigine (LTG) in partial epilepsies with drop seizures

A. Rosati, P. Tinuper, C. Marini, A. Cerullo, P. Avoni, A. Baruzzi

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Partial epilepsies with seizures characterized by sudden fall (epileptic drop attacks: EDA) have a poor prognosis: seizures are very frequent, usually drug-resistant, provoking multiple body and head injuries. Aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of LTG (200 to 400 mg pro die) addition in a series of 14 drug-resistant patients with partial seizures, EDA and secondary bilateral synchrony (SBS) on EEG. Secondary generalized seizures (SGS) disappeared in all cases. EDA disappeared in 7 patients and improved in 5. SBS disappeared in 7 cases. Two patients did not tolerate LTG. LTG is effective in controlling EDA. The positive result includes control of SGS and improvement of EEG tracing.

Translated title of the contributionEfficacy of lamotrigine (LTG) in partial epilepsies with drop seizures
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)161-162
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number99
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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