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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754014/efficacy-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-autoimmune-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Pablo Cabezudo-García, Natalia Mena-Vázquez, Macarena Villagrán-García, Pedro J Serrano-Castro
OBJECTIVE: Review the evidence of the efficacy of AEDs (antiepileptic drugs) in autoimmune epilepsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Literature research on Medline and Embase was carried out through January 2018. We included MeSH terms, free text and terms related to "autoimmune epilepsy", "autoimmune encephalitis", "limbic encephalitis", "autoimmune seizures", "antiepileptic drug", "seizure treatment", and "epilepsy treatment"...
May 7, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751371/status-epilepticus-associated-with-acute-encephalitis-long-term-follow-up-of-functional-and-cognitive-outcomes-in-72-patients
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Weibi Chen, Yingying Su, Mengdi Jiang, Gang Liu, Fei Tian, Guoping Ren
BACKGROUND: Continued care in patients with encephalitis and prolonged status epilepticus (SE) is controversial. Limited data is available on the functional and cognitive outcomes. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study from 2007 to 2016, patients with acute encephalitis and SE were reviewed. Long-term outcomes including motor disability (modified Rankin Scale, mRS), daily living skills (activities of daily living, ADL), cognitive ability (modified Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status, TICS-M) and epilepsy sequelae, were evaluated in those survivors at 12-month follow-up...
May 11, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745347/febrile-infection-related-epilepsy-syndrome-fires-an-overview-of-treatment-and-recent-patents
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Kam Lun E Lun Hon, Alexander K C Leung, Alcy R Torres
BACKGROUND: New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) refers to a clinical presentation in a patient without active epilepsy or other existing relevant neurological disorder, with new onset of refractory status epilepticus in the absence of a clear acute or active structural, metabolic, or toxic cause. Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) is a subset of NORSE that requires a febrile infection between 24 hours and 2 weeks prior to the onset of refractory status epilepticus, with or without fever at the onset of status epilepticus, and with no restriction to the age of the patient...
May 8, 2018: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740948/astrocytes-an-active-player-in-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome
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Sunetra Sase, Asako Takanohashi, Adeline Vanderver, Akshata Almad
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is an early-onset, autoimmune and genetically heterogeneous disorder with severe neurologic injury. Molecular studies have established that autosomal recessive mutations in one of the following genes are causative: TREX1, RNASEH2A, RNASEH2B, RNASEH2C, SAMHD1, ADAR1 and IFIH1/MDA5. The phenotypic presentation and pathophysiology of AGS is associated with over-production of the cytokine Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) and its downstream signaling, characterized as type I interferonopathy...
May 2018: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692966/conjoint-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-65-and-p-q-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-antibodies-in-autoimmune-epilepsy-a-case-report
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Mohamed AlKhaja, Ammar AlKawi, Mahmoud Abu-Ata, Asma Mohammaddin
Numerous autoantibodies are implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune epilepsy. In the past decade, many case series reported the association of glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD 65) antibodies with epilepsy. Conjoint presence of GAD 65 antibodies with antinuclear, anti-thyroid, and anti-parietal cell antibodies has often been demonstrated. However, concomitant elevated levels of GAD 65 and P/Q voltage gated calcium channel (VGCC) antibodies is rare. We report a case of autoimmune epilepsy with conjoint GAD 65 and P/Q VGCC antibodies in the absence of malignancy...
2018: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588979/claustrum-hyperintensities-a-potential-clue-to-autoimmune-epilepsy
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Claude Steriade, David F Tang-Wai, Timo Krings, Richard Wennberg
In a cohort of 34 patients with autoimmune limbic encephalitis and/or epilepsy, we identified 4 patients exhibiting claustrum fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) hyperintensities. All 4 patients presented with explosive onset of seizures and developed medically intractable epilepsy, and 2 exhibited a marked response to immunotherapy. Associated features included cognitive and behavioral disturbances (4/4), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytic pleocytosis (3/4), and a neural autoantibody (2/4). Electroencephalogram (EEG) features consisted of slow wave activity and epileptiform discharges in frontal and parasagittal regions, where ictal patterns were captured in 1 patient...
December 2017: Epilepsia Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524102/neurological-autoantibodies-in-drug-resistant-epilepsy-of-unknown-cause
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Mehmet Tecellioglu, Ozden Kamisli, Suat Kamisli, Fatma Ebru Yucel, Cemal Ozcan
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune epilepsy is a rarely diagnosed condition. Recognition of the underlying autoimmune condition is important, as these patients can be resistant to antiepileptic drugs. AIMS: To determine the autoimmune and oncological antibodies in adult drug-resistant epilepsy of unknown cause and identify the clinical, radiological, and EEG findings associated with these antibodies according to data in the literature. METHODS: Eighty-two patients with drug-resistant epilepsy of unknown cause were prospectively identified...
March 9, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516448/-autistic-regression-clinical-and-aetiological-aspects
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V L Ruggieri, C L Arberas
INTRODUCTION: Autism spectrum disorders are neurodevelopmental dysfunctions that are characterised by deficits in social integration and communication, associated with restricted interests and stereotypic behaviour. A high percentage are related to language disorders, sensory dysfunctions, attention deficit disorder, bipolarity, intellectual disability or epilepsy, among other comorbidities. It is estimated that around 30% of children with autism, with typical early development, may present regression in the first years of life, which was already reported by Kanner in one of his original cases...
March 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468181/seizure-semiology-an-important-clinical-clue-to-the-diagnosis-of-autoimmune-epilepsy
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Rui-Juan Lv, Hai-Tao Ren, Hong-Zhi Guan, Tao Cui, Xiao-Qiu Shao
Objective: The purpose of this study is to analyze the seizure semiologic characteristics of patients with autoimmune epilepsy (AE) and describe the investigation characteristics of AE using a larger sample size. Methods: This observational retrospective case series study was conducted from a tertiary epilepsy center between May 2014 and March 2017. Cases of new-onset seizures were selected based on laboratory evidence of autoimmunity. At the same time, typical mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) patients with hippocampal sclerosis (HS) were recruited as the control group from the subjects who underwent presurgical evaluation during the same period...
February 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445957/treating-immune-related-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Sonal Bhatia, Sarah E Schmitt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review explores different treatment modalities for immune-mediated epilepsy, including epilepsy caused by autoantibodies as well as epilepsy in the context of systemic autoimmune disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Autoimmune epilepsy is an increasingly recognized entity. Conventional treatments for epilepsy, such as antiseizure medications and epilepsy surgery, are less successful in treating epilepsy caused by autoimmune disease. Immunomodulatory therapies such as corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, and plasma exchange are generally more successful in treating immune-mediated epilepsy than conventional epilepsy therapies...
February 14, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444764/clinical-radiological-pathological-correlation-in-an-unusual-case-of-refractory-epilepsy-a-two-year-journey-of-whodunit
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Deepak Menon, Ramshekhar N Menon, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas, Anita Mahadevan, Ashalatha Radhakrishnan, Sudheeran Kannoth, Pradeep P Nair, Mathew Abraham, Bejoy Thomas, Sanjeev V Thomas
New-onset refractory focal epilepsy poses significant challenges to the clinician in the absence of specific diagnostic biomarkers. Differential diagnoses based on imaging may be expanded by a veritable spectrum of peri-ictal imaging findings that may mask the underlying substrate. We report a 13-year-old girl who presented with refractory focal seizures of left parieto-occipital origin with cytotoxic gyral oedema noted over the same region on imaging. Despite an initial negative autoantibody profile, the patient was treated with immunosuppression, followed by serial relapses requiring immune-modulation...
February 1, 2018: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433947/antiglutamic-acid-decarboxylase-65-gad65-antibody-associated-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Ahmad Daif, Rimas V Lukas, Naoum P Issa, Adil Javed, Stephen VanHaerents, Anthony T Reder, James X Tao, Peter Warnke, Sandra Rose, Vernon L Towle, Shasha Wu
Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibody-associated encephalitis causes both acute seizures and chronic epilepsy with predominantly temporal lobe onset. This condition is challenging in diagnosis and management, and the incidence of GAD antibody (Ab)-related epilepsy could be much higher than commonly believed. Imaging and CSF evidence of inflammation along with typical clinical presentations, such as adult onset temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with unexplained etiology, should prompt testing for the diagnostic antibodies...
March 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426321/systemic-autoinflammation-with-intractable-epilepsy-managed-with-interleukin-1-blockade
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Allen D DeSena, Thuy Do, Grant S Schulert
BACKGROUND: Autoinflammatory disorders are distinguished by seemingly random episodes of systemic hyperinflammation, driven in particular by IL-1. Recent pre-clinical work has shown a key role for IL-1 in epilepsy in animal models, and therapies for autoinflammation including IL-1 blockade are proposed for refractory epilepsy. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report an adolescent female with signs of persistent systemic inflammation and epilepsy unresponsive to multiple anti-epileptic drugs (AED)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353399/mri-findings-in-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-associated-autoimmune-epilepsy
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Jason R Fredriksen, Carrie M Carr, Kelly K Koeller, Jared T Verdoorn, Avi Gadoth, Sean J Pittock, Amy L Kotsenas
PURPOSE: Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65) has been implicated in a number of autoimmune-associated neurologic syndromes, including autoimmune epilepsy. This study categorizes the spectrum of MRI findings in patients with a clinical diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy and elevated serum GAD65 autoantibodies. METHODS: An institutional database search identified patients with elevated serum GAD65 antibodies and a clinical diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy who had undergone brain MRI...
March 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349679/autoimmune-encephalitis-associated-with-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-antibodies-a-case-series
#15
Faruk Incecik, Ozlem M Herguner, Seyda Besen, Mustafa Yılmaz
Antibodies against glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) are associated with various neurologic conditions described in patients including stiff person syndrome, cerebellar ataxia, refractory epilepsy, limbic and extralimbic encephalitis. GAD antibodies-related limbic encephalitis cases are well described; reports of extralimbic involvement are limited. We describe four cases of GAD antibody-related autoimmune encephalitis. Three of them had extralimbic involvement and only one had limbic encephalitis.
January 18, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317588/-autoimmune-factors-and-epilepsy
#16
Yating Wu, Aihua Liu
Epilepsy is a common chronic brain disorder with multiple causes, and now autoimmune factors are believed to be an independent cause for epilepsy. Accumulating data support an autoimmune basis in patients with antiepileptic drug-resistant seizures. Moreover, systemic autoimmune diseases and epilepsy co-occur frequently. Neural specific autoantibodies can also mediate the process of seizures through different pathways. The diagnosis of autoimmune epilepsy is based on frequency of antiepileptic drug-resistant seizures, the presence of neural specific autoantibodies, inflammatory changes in serum or spinal fluid or on magneticresonanceimaging, the change in electroencephalogram, a personal or family history of autoimmunity...
December 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288630/a-review-of-women-s-neurology
#17
REVIEW
Mary Angela O'Neal
Concern about what is best practice when caring for women with neurologic disease is a common clinical scenario. Therefore, knowledge about women's health issues and their intersection with neurologic disorders is imperative. This review will discuss the appropriate gender-based considerations in epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraine, autoimmune disease, sleep disorders, stroke, and paraneoplastic disorders.
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282342/-motor-symptoms-of-autoimmune-encephalopathies
#18
Yuichi Tashiro, Hiroshi Takashima
Autoimmune encephalopathies are clinically and immunologically heterogeneous disorders. At least 20 types of autoimmune encephalopathies have been discovered, with the most common type being Hashimoto encephalopathy. In clinical situations, we often observe that patients with autoimmune encephalopathy are misdiagnosed because they exhibit signs similar to those observed in functional psychogenic movement, conversion, or somatoform disorders. We clinically examined over 100 patients with autoimmune encephalopathy...
December 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276875/drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-in-a-child-on-multiple-antiepileptics
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Jyotindra Narayan Goswami, Pankaj C Vaidya, Arushi Gahlot Saini, Dipankar De, Bishan Dass Radotra, Pratibha D Singhi
Goswami JN, Vaidya PC, Saini AG, De D, Radotra BD, Singhi PD. Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms in a child on multiple antiepileptics. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 197-199. Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is an adverse drug-reaction that may mimic systemic illnesses and have a fulminant presentation. We describe an 8-year-old girl with epilepsy and exposure to multiple anti-epileptics who presented with fever, extensive maculopapular rash, cervical lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly, progressive anemia and transaminitis...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258969/a-case-of-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-revealed-by-insular-epilepsy
#20
Charlotte De Maeseneire, Riem El Tahry, Susana Ferrao Santos
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system that typically manifests predominantly as a psychiatric disorder. However, other manifestations such as epileptic seizures, abnormal movements, and memory or language complications are not unusual. Here, we report the case of a young man who presented with a new-onset epilepsy, with ictal semiology suggestive of insular involvement; this hypothesis was supported by a PET-CT study. Anti-NMDAR antibodies were found in the CSF, confirming the diagnosis of anti-NMDAR encephalitis...
December 1, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
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