Onset of posttraumatic seizure after dehydroepiandrosterone treatment

ArticleinFertility and sterility 91(3):931.e1-2 · November 2008with17 Reads
Impact Factor: 4.59 · DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.08.115 · Source: PubMed


    To describe the first reported case of a seizure in a patient using the dietary supplement DHEA in an attempt to improve ovarian oocyte production.
    Case report.
    University-affiliated teaching hospital, neurologic department.
    A 30-year-old woman with fragile X syndrome and no history of any convulsive disorder who was receiving IVF treatment.
    Daily treatment with the dietary supplement DHEA.
    Generalized seizure.
    After 1 month of DHEA treatment, the patient was admitted with a generalized seizure.
    A generalized seizure, associated with concurrent intake of DHEA.