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Volume 5, issue 1

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The problem of osteomalacia in patients treated for epilepsy

JOLANTA NOWAKOWSKA1
1. II Kliniki Neurologii Śl. AM w Zabrzu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1996, 5, 95-98
Keywords: osteomalacia, antiepileptic medication

Abstract

The paper presents various types of osteomalacia, with the focus on that being a side effect of anti-epileptic drugs. The clinical pattern and risk factors affecting the mineral and bone metabolism are discussed. The importance of early prevention of bone alterations in patients receiving long-term anticonvulsant medication is emphasized.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Jolanta Nowakowska, II Klinika Neurologii
Śl. AM, ul. 3 Maja 13/15, 41-800 Zabrze