oa South African Medical Journal - Epilepsy and IgA deficiency - the effect of sodium valproate
|Article Title||Epilepsy and IgA deficiency - the effect of sodium valproate|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Orange Free State and Academic Hospitals, Bloemfontein|
|Publication Date||Oct 1977|
|Pages||642 - 644|
|Keyword(s)||Chemical pathology, Epilepsy, IgA deficiency, Internal medicine, Neurology, Pharmacology and Sodium valproate|
IgA deficiency (<80 IU/ml serum) occurred in 29% of 41 epileptic patients on anticonvulsant therapy. Sodium valproate users had significantly lower mean IgA levels (102 IU/ml) than non-users (151 IU/ml) and had a significantly higher incidence of IgA deficiency (50%) than nonusers (16%).
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