Effect of antiepileptic drugs on plasma fibrinogen level
Background: Childhood epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in pediatrics . The prevalence of active epilepsy is 5–8 per 1000 population in developed countries and 10 per 1000 population in developing nations . There is a significant relationship between epilepsy and cognitive deficits. Aim of study: prospective study to evaluate the effect of the most commonly used anti-epileptics drugs on plasma fibrinogen level. Patient and methods 100 newly diagnosed patients (2months to 15 years old) selected from Outpatient Clinic of Neurology attending Mansoura University Children’s Hospital for plasma fibrinogen level evaluation by taking basal sample and second sample after six months after the basal one. Results: This study showed that, significant positive correlation between plasma fibrinogen level and the use of antiepileptic drugs. Conclusion: epileptic patient should be closely monitored during Antiepileptic drugs treatment and prior to surgical procedures as they can affect plasma fibrinogen level and coagulation profile.
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