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Epilepsy: take care of the women’s beauty from childhood

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The report considers an important issues of the course and treatment of epilepsy in women. Specific aspects of the problem are noted, the basic principles and features of the treatment of female epilepsy are shown, the problems of pregnancy planning are discussed.

About the Author

I. A. Zhidkova
Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Russian Federation

Irina A. Zhidkova – Dr. Med. Sc., Professor, Chair of Nervous Diseases

10 bld. 2 Vuchetich Str., Moscow 127206


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For citation:

Zhidkova I.A. Epilepsy: take care of the women’s beauty from childhood. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2021;13(1S):65-70. (In Russ.)

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