Risk factors for congenital malformations (CM) were tested in 201 pregnancies in women with epilepsy on antiepileptic therapy monitored prospectively between 1984 and 2001. CMs were found in 8.1% of the offspring. Maternal age at delivery, type of epilepsy, and VPA plasma levels were related to the presence of MC. Moreover, a clear trend for a greater prevalence of family history of malformations was found in the MC group.
|Translated title of the contribution||Risk of malformations in the offspring of women with epilepsy: Is it multifactorial?|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology