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The new antiepileptic drugs
  1. RICHARD E APPLETON
  1. The Roald Dahl EEG Unit
  2. Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey)
  3. Eaton Road
  4. Liverpool L12 2AP

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    Editor,—In the recently published current topic on new antiepileptic drugs,1 reference 45 (CD Ferrie et al) was unfortunately misquoted. The reported synergism in controlling typical absence seizures was between lamotrigine and sodium valproate and not, as quoted, between lamotrigine and ethosuximide.

    There is, however, evidence (as yet unreported and again anecdotal, including the author’s own experience), that the combination of lamotrigine and ethosuximide may also be effective in treating previously ‘drug resistant’ typical absence seizures.

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