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.
- Anti glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies
- Temporal lobe epilepsy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health