The effect of chronic anticonvulsant therapy on serum lipids and lipoproteins in epileptic children

Dov Heldenberg, Shaul Harel, Moshe Holtzman, Ora Levtow, Israel Tamir

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Abstract

We measured serum lipids and lipoproteins in 33 epileptic children who were treated with phenobarbital, valproate, and carbamazepine. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) was significantly higher in the epileptic children than in two control groups: healthy nonepileptic children, and epileptic children before starting anticonvulsant therapy. Our findings indicate that anticonvulsant drugs should be added to the list of substances that affect serum HDL-c.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1983

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