Articles

Pyridoxine-dependent seizures.

Author

Crowell GF, Roach ES

Date

3/1983

Journal

Am Fam Physician

Abstract

Pyridoxine-dependent seizures occur as a result of an increased requirement of the vitamin within the central nervous system. With early intervention, these seizures can be completely controlled by continued administration of pharmacologic doses of the vitamin. Without prompt treatment, continued seizures and irreversible neurologic damage result. This disorder should be considered in any infant with seizures that are hard to control.