Temporal lobe epilepsy and anti glutamic acid decarboxylase autoimmunity

Luca Errichiello, Salvatore Striano, Federico Zara, Pasquale Striano

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Abstract

Epilepsy is one of the most impactful diseases on social life. A significant number of epileptic syndromes have been linked to immunological alterations. Elevated levels of antibodies against glutamic acid decarboxylase have been recently found in a significant percentage of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common epilepsy type. The clinical and pathogenetic relationship of this association is discussed. This link may have important therapeutic implications and merits additional clinical and laboratory research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-550
Number of pages4
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • Anti glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies
  • Autoimmunity
  • Epilepsy
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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