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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Valproate-Induced Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy

SpringerLink - Journal Article: "Valproic acid (VPA) is an effective anticonvulsant useful in many types of epilepsy and, although it is usually well tolerated, it has been associated with many neurological and systemic side effects. Among these, one of the most important is VPA-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy (VHE): its typical signs are acute onset of impaired consciousness, focal neurologic symptoms, and increased seizure frequency."