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Aucte intermittent porphyria and epilepsy.
  1. R Biagini,
  2. R Tignani,
  3. A R Fifi,
  4. L Nappini


    A 14-year-old boy had suffered from intermittent acute hepatic porphyria, myoclonic convulsions and mental retardation (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome). The porphyria was treated by stopping the administration of phenobarbitone and phenytoin. Sodium valproate at a dose of 70 mg/kg per day lessened the severity and frequency of convulsive crises.

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