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Anesth Pain Med. 2011 Apr;6(2):178-181. Korean. Case Report.
Choi YH , Kim YH , Pak HJ , Choi GS , Hong BH .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. yhkim0404@cnu.ac.kr
Abstract

The occurrence of seizure increases 15-30% in women who become pregnant while being treated for epilepsy, due to pharmacological changes in the antiepileptic drugs and, changes in the emotional status and hormones. It is reported that 1-2% of pregnant women experience status epilepticus. When refractory status epilepticus occurs in a pregnant woman, parturition may be an important method of treatment. We report here on a case of a 28 weeks pregnant woman who had epilepsy for 21 years and she had status epilepticus in a refractory status and so she underwent general anesthesia for cesarean section.

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