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In order to investigate the association between IL-1beta -511 C-->T and IL-1 receptor antagonist intron 2 variable tandem repeat polymorphisms, and febrile seizures in children, 90 children (mean age, 19.7 +/- 11.2 months) diagnosed with febrile seizure and 106 healthy controls (mean age, 14.2 +/- 3.6 months) with no seizure or neurologic events were(More)
Despite being a treatable and preventable zoonosis, brucellosis is still endemic in certain areas of the world. Nervous system involvement is a rare but an important complication of brucellosis in childhood. Neurobrucellosis should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of any kind of neurological signs, particularly in endemic areas. The(More)
Ring chromosome 20 (r[20]) syndrome is characterized by mild to moderate learning disability*, behavioural disorders, epilepsy, and various dysmorphic features. Although still considered rare, r (20) syndrome is being increasingly diagnosed. More than 30 cases have been described in the literature since 1976. Here we report an additional case of a(More)
In this study, oxcarbazepine was began as monotherapy to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the drug. Forty-two patients (19 females, 23 males) with partial or generalized epilepsy more than 4 years of age were included (mean age, 11.9 +/- 3.4 years). The mean age at epilepsy onset 8.9 +/- 4 years. Complete blood count, liver function tests, electrolytes,(More)
Vigabatrin, a structural analogue of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is used for the treatment of generalized and partial seizures in infants. The drug inhibits the GABA transaminase and elevates the GABA concentration in the brain. Here we present the vigabatrin experience in two patients with early myoclonic encephalopathy owing to nonketotic(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to explore cognitive functions in patients with childhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysms (CEOP) and to compare the performance of these patients with that of patients with symptomatic occipital epilepsy (SOE) and healthy control subjects. METHOD Twenty-eight patients with epilepsy (17 CEOP, 11 SOE) were enrolled. The control(More)
Syncope and seizure are frequently encountered problems in daily neurology practice, and they also share common findings such as transient loss of consciousness and atonia. Sometimes, it is difficult to make a differentiation between the two entities using only clinical findings. In this study, nineteen patients aged between 5 and 20 years who had recurrent(More)
In this cross-sectional study our aim was to evaluate the effect of depression on academic achievement in children with epilepsy and low school performance. Fifty-one children with epilepsy and low school performance were evaluated with the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) to measure depressive symptoms. School performance was evaluated with(More)
Drug-induced osteopenia has been reported in institutionalized children on chronic antiepileptic drug therapy. The aim of this study was to assess longitudinally bone mineral status in pediatric outpatients on antiepileptic drug monotherapy. The study group consisted of 30 ambulatory children on a normal diet: 15 on valproic acid, 11 on carbamazepine, and 4(More)
This study aimed to determine the etiology, treatment protocol and outcome of convulsive status epilepticus (SE) in children. An institutional treatment protocol using benzodiazepines (diazepam and midazolam) was assessed in a retrospective case study. The treatment protocol (Ege Pediatric Status Epilepticus Protocol or EPSEP) was developed based on an(More)