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Affect of skull development from anti-seizure drugs

Anti-epileptic medication used during fetal development can affect the growth of the baby’s skull, causing craniostenosis, a condition where the growth plates that form the skull fuse together too early, resulting in a small, misshaped head. Experts found that medical data on deliveries and anticonvulsant use showed an increased incidence of babies with craniostenosis to epileptic mothers using the medication during pregnancy. They also discovered a positive correlation between craniostenosis and maternal antidepressant use during early pregnancy.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: Affect of skull development from anti-seizure drugs

Date: 2 November 2005

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Will Boggs

URL: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-11-02T175403Z_01_MUN264384_RTRUKOC_0_US-MOMS-EPILEPSY-MEDS-ALTER-INFANT-HEAD-SHAP.xml&archived=False

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Risk and epilepsy
  • Risk and pregnancy
  • Risk and craniostenosis
  • Risk and drug use during pregnancy
  • Risk and skull deformity
  • Risk and anticonvulsant medication
  • Risk and anticonvulsant drugs
  • Risk and anti-epileptic medication
  • Risk and anti-epileptic drugs
  • Risk and anti-seizure medication
  • Risk and anti-seizure drugs
  • Medication
  • Medication and epilepsy
  • Medication and pregnancy
  • Medication and craniostenosis
  • Medication and drug use during pregnancy
  • Medication and skull deformity
  • Medication and anticonvulsant medication
  • Medication and anticonvulsant drugs
  • Medication and anti-epileptic medication
  • Medication and anti-epileptic drugs
  • Medication and anti-seizure medication
  • Medication and anti-seizure drugs
  • Research
  • Research and epilepsy
  • Research and pregnancy
  • Research and craniostenosis
  • Research and drug use during pregnancy
  • Research and skull deformity
  • Research and anticonvulsant medication
  • Research and anticonvulsant drugs
  • Research and anti-epileptic medication
  • Research and anti-epileptic drugs
  • Research and anti-seizure medication
  • Research and anti-seizure drugs

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