Letters Epilepsy in pregnancy

Authors’ reply to Divers and Braillon

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4029 (Published 22 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4029
  1. Michael Kinney, specialist registrar in neurology1,
  2. James Morrow, principal investigator of the UK and Ireland Epilepsy and Pregnancy Register2
  1. 1Department of Neurosciences, Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast, UK
  2. 2Office of the UK and Ireland Epilepsy and Pregnancy Register, Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast
  1. mickinney{at}gmail.com

We thank Divers and Braillon for their comments on our article,1 which sought to raise awareness about epilepsy management in pregnancy.2 3

Divers correctly highlights that it is current practice to supplement vitamin K in infants born to women using enzyme inducing antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), a point not covered in our paper. This is mentioned in various guidelines, but the evidence …

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