Toxic Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs on Peripheral Nervous System in Children (Electroneurographic Study)



Tahar. A. Soleiman

Department of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Al Fatah University

JMJ Vol.3 No.2 (September) 2004: 19-22


Epilepsy is a common childhood disease that needs long-term therapy for optimal control. The duration of treatment as well as the type and the number of antiepileptics used may induce toxic effects on many organs such as peripheral nervous system. This study is done to evaluate the efficacy of ENG as a follow-up method for early detection of peripheral neuropathy.

Keywords: Antiepileptics, Toxic Effects, Epilepsy