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Marijuana: an effective antiepileptic treatment in partial epilepsy? A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17609644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although more data are needed, animal studies and clinical experience suggest that marijuana or its active constituents may have a place in the treatment of partial epilepsy. Here we present the case of a 45-year-old man with cerebral palsy and epilepsy who showed marked improvement with the use of marijuana. This case supports other anecdotal data suggesting that marijuana use may be a beneficial adjunctive treatment in some patients with epilepsy. Although challenging because of current federal regulations, further studies are needed to examine the role of marijuana in the treatment of this disorder.
Katherine Mortati; Barbara Dworetzky; Orrin Devinsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in neurological diseases     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1545-2913     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-04     Completed Date:  2007-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101223246     Medline TA:  Rev Neurol Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use*
Cerebral Palsy / complications
Epilepsies, Partial / complications,  drug therapy*
Marijuana Smoking
Middle Aged
Plant Preparations / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 0/Plant Preparations

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