In order to define the complex relationship between hormones and epilepsy (E), the serum levels of estradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg), cortisol (C) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) during the mid-luteal phase in 113 women with epilepsy receiving different antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments were compared with those observed in 30 age-matched healthy female controls. The results showed significant alterations in hormone levels in women with epilepsy, which can be ascribed partly to the disease itself and partly to AED therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Sex hormones, cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) in women with epilepsy on treatment: Variable role of antiepileptic drugs and seizure frequency|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology