DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20163278

A case of valproate induced non-hepatic hyperammonemic encephalopathy

Reema T. Thottol, Anuradha M. Mothalanpet, Seema P. M. Mohamedali, Hemalatha T. Thyagarajan

Abstract


Sodium valproate is a broad spectrum anticonvulsant. Valproate induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy with normal liver function is a serious, but less common entity.


Keywords


Sodium valproate, Hyperammonemia

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