Epileptic Syndromes With Possible Immunological Mechanisms (Rasmussen Encephalitis, FIRES, West Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome)

Kinay D., Tekturk P.

EPILEPSI, vol.22, pp.14-29, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/epilepsi.2015.69672
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-29
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Some of childhood epileptic syndromes reminds immunological etiologies with their good response to immuno-therapy and histopathological findings. These syndromes, such as Rasmussen encephalitis, FIRES, West syndrome, and Landau-Kleffner syndrome each of which are proceeding with severe epileptic encephalopathy are discussed with their physiopathological, clinical, EEG, laboratory, treatment and prognostic characteristics by the help of current literature.