Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-64664
Linnebank, M; Moskau, S; Semmler, A; Widman, G; Weller, M; Kallweit, U; Elger, C E (2012). Antiepileptic drugs and vitamin B6 plasma levels in adult patients. Epilepsy Research, 101(1-2):182-184.
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Treatment with several antiepileptic drugs (AED) is associated with lower serum concentrations of folate or vitamin B12. This prospective monocenter study analyzed vitamin B6 blood levels in 400 serial patients with epilepsy, AED-treated (n=385), untreated (n=15) and healthy controls (n=233). The mean plasma vitamin B6 levels of the AED-treated (12.1±10.1; p=0.093) and the untreated patients (15.6±12.4; p=0.664) were not significantly different from the controls (13.9±15.2). These observations do not support the hypothesis that vitamin B6 blood levels are influenced by AED treatment.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||08 Oct 2012 13:59|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2013 05:52|
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