Asymptomatic hyperammonemia in children treated with valproic acid


Altunbasak S., Baytok V., Tasouji M., Herguner O., Burgut R., Kayrin L.

JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, vol.12, no.7, pp.461-463, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/088307389701200709
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.461-463
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

It is known that valproic acid changes the ammonia metabolism. It has been suggested that blood ammonia levels do not correlate with valproate-induced encephalopathy.(1,2) In addition, the hyperammonemia together with encephalopathy was reported both with hepatic dysfunction and without it.(3-5).