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Cyclopentolate and grand mal seizure.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Bondeko Clinic, Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of Congo.

Abstract

The author describes a case of grand mal seizures that occurred on two occasions after ocular instillation of cyclopentolate 2% for refraction in a 11-year old epileptic girl. The first and the second crisis developed respectively 45 and 30 minutes after instillation of the drug. Cyclopentolate should be contraindicated in known epileptic children.

PMID:
10546378
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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