Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Autoimmunity

Sezgin M., Baykan B.

EPILEPSI, vol.22, pp.46-52, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/epilepsi.2015.59354
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-52


Epilepsy is one of the most frequent neurological diseases affecting quality of life in our country and in the world. Temporal lobe epilepsy is especially remarkable in terms of its frequency, resistance to treatment and large spectrum of the affected age groups. There are recent increasing new evidences on the relationship between autoimmune mechanisms and temporal lobe epilepsy. Understanding the autoimmune mechanisms will contribute to create new concepts for the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy.