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Cognitive development of the children of mothers with epilepsy

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The cognitive development of the children born to mothers with epilepsy may be affected by intrauterine hypoxia caused by maternal seizures, the teratogenicity of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), social and family factors associated with chronic maternal illness, and possibly genetic factors. German and Swiss investigators have reported a study in Berlin (Karl Titze and colleagues. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2008;50:117–22) that provides data …

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