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Absence seizures: ethosuximide versus valproic acid versus lamotrigine

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Three drugs, ethosuximide, valproate and lamotrigine, are commonly used to treat absence seizures, but there is little evidence to guide a choice between them. Now, a multicentre US study by Tracy A Glauser and colleagues (N Engl J Med 2010;362:790–9; see also Editorial, ibid: 843–5) has provided evidence in favour …

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