We present an overview on metabolic determinants of symptomatic epileptic syndromes. The review has been divided in 4 groups of disorders following different mayor pathogenetic mechanisms: 1) defects of energy supply and utilization; 2) defects of disequilibrium or excitatory and inhibitory aminoacids; 3) cerebral epileptogenic malformations provoked by metabolic disorders acting during prenatal development; 4) disorders that provoke neurodegeneration, particularly of the gray matter.
|Translated title of the contribution||Epileptogenic metabolic encephalopathies|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology