Investigation of neuronal auto-antibodies in children diagnosed with epileptic encephalopathy of unknown cause

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Tekturk P. , Baykan B. , Erdag E., Peach S., Sezgin M. , Yapici Z. , ...More

BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT, vol.40, pp.909-917, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.braindev.2018.06.002
  • Title of Journal : BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.909-917
  • Keywords: Epileptic encephalopathy, Neuronal auto-antibodies, West syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Immune-mediated epilepsy, GLYCINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES, LIMBIC ENCEPHALITIS, CASE SERIES, AUTOIMMUNE EPILEPSY, CLINICAL-FEATURES, WEST SYNDROME, CLASSIFICATION, SEIZURES


Aim: Cryptogenic forms of epileptic encephalopathies (EE) with their well-known features of drug-resistance, mental deterioration and partial response to immunotherapies are ideal candidates for screening for neuronal autoantibodies (NAA).