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Drug-resistant epilepsies still remain one of the most profound problems of contemporary epileptology. Several mechanisms of drug resistance are possible; among them, genetic factors have a prominent place. Much importance is attached to genes, which encode enzymes that metabolize antiepileptic drugs CYP 3A, which belong to the family of cytochromes P450(More)
Autistic behavior is often accompanied by numerous disturbing symptoms on the part of gastrointestinal system, such as abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea. These problems are often connected with deregulation of physiological microflora in intestine. The aim of this study was to determine differences in intestinal microflora of autistic and healthy(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of "drug resistance" in epilepsy can be defined and interpreted in various ways. This may be due to discrepant definitions of drug resistance to pharmacotherapy. The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between C3435T polymorphism of the MDR1 gene and drug resistance in epilepsy with the consideration of 4 different(More)
Stools from autistic and healthy children were studied for fecal lactoferrin, Clostridium difficile toxins, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin and cultured for Clostridium spp. Elevated level of FLA was demonstrated in 24.4% stools, all from boys (31.25%). No toxins were detected. Clostridium spp. was isolated with similar frequency from all samples. C.(More)
The etiology and pathogenesis of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are still unknown. Platelet hyperserotonemia has been detected in 25-60% of autistic children. Higher incidence of gastrointestinal problems in people with autism is observed. The aim was compare the expression of platelet 5-HT(2A)r mRNA in autistic and non autistic groups. In a subgroup of(More)
INTRODUCTION Toxocarosis is a consequence of human infection by Toxocara canis larvae. There are symptomatic (visceral, ocular) and asymptomatic courses of toxocarosis. The cerebral form is very rare. CASE REPORT We present a seven-year-old patient who developed a cerebral form of toxocarosis. She demonstrated focal neurological symptoms (epilepsy)(More)
Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance. The major symptoms of PKAN include the onset before the age of 20 years, progressive pyramidal and extrapyramidal signs, retinitis pigmentosa, optic atrophy, dementia, and iron depositions in the globus pallidus. The(More)
1 Faculty of Physiotherapy, Department of Physiotherapy Basics, Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland, 2 The Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 6 of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, The John Paul II Upper Silesia Child Health Centre, Katowice, Poland, 3 Persevere – Child Development Support Center, Katowice,(More)
Somatoform disorders are often the main cause for seeking professional advice and performing a number of specialist checks. The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of somatoform disorders in the form of headaches in children and adolescents neurologically diagnosed and the risk factors thereof. Analysis of the biological and situational risk(More)
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