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Effects of the application of some anti-epileptic medicines on the oral-dental health of children. A case report

Sirma Angelova


Introduction: It has been established that 30% to 50% of children with autism suffer from epilepsy. Its proper management and efficient control requires the application of anti-epileptic drugs.

Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the effects of some anti-epileptic drugs on oral health in childhood age.

Material and Methods: A male child at the age of 8 years with a mixed dentition, with diagnosed autism and epilepsy was examined. The following diagnostic indicators were used: dft/DMFT, PLI, GI, PBI, as well as an enquiry.

Conclusion: The obtained results confirm the role of the individual general health and the influence of anti-convulsant therapy on the oral-dental state under conditions of autism and diagnosed epilepsy.


anti-epileptic drugs, oral health, childhood age

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