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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)
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)
The aim of this prospective study is to define the prognostic significance of lymphocyte subset analysis in children with Bell's palsy. Lymphocyte subgroup analysis in peripheral blood was performed in 17 children with Bell's palsy by using flow cytometry. Before a standard protocol of corticosteroid treatment, patients were categorized into two groups for(More)
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