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Traditional Antiepileptics Remain First Line Treatment for Children with Epilepsy at The University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Epilepsy in children at UHWI was reviewed in 63 children. No sex predilection was observed. Focal seizures were the most common overall. Carbamazepine was the drug of choice for treatment of focal seizures initially whilst valproic acid for generalized seizures.


Objectives: To describe the demography of epilepsy in children at the University Hospital of the West Indies and to review the frequency of major seizure types and antiepileptic drug therapy used at diagnosis.

11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2016


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