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PURPOSE Despite the benign prognoses of idiopathic partial epilepsies, particularly regarding the response of seizures to treatment, some evidence now exists that patients with such disorders may have subtle neuropsychological deficits. This study was designed to investigate several modalities of neuropsychological functioning in a group of 21 patients,(More)
The aim of this paper is to promote the correct classification of, and provide guidelines on, the diagnosis and management of Panayiotopoulos syndrome (PS). An international consortium of established researchers in the field collaborated to produce a consensus document. The resulting document defines PS, characterizes its electro-clinical features,(More)
Mutated measles virus variants have been claimed as the causing agent for subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) developing several years after the recovery from measles infection. However, immune dysfunction may be considered related to a genetic susceptibility to this rare disease. Interleukin (IL)-2 -330 (rs2069762) and +160 (rs2069763), IL-12 p40 3′(More)
PURPOSE Questioning the presence of any possible prognostic predictors, this study includes a long-term follow-up of clinical and EEG characteristics of 16 patients with idiopathic partial epilepsy (IPE) who subsequently developed epilepsy with electrical status epilepticus during slow sleep (ESES) spectrum disorders. METHODS Epilepsy, cognitive and(More)
Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE) is a partial idiopathic epilepsy of childhood presenting with a nocturnal seizure and with a typical EEG showing centrotemporal spike and multifocal or generalized sharp slow waves. Although normal neurological and intellectual development are expected in BRE, it is not infrequent to detect subtle defects in neuropsychological(More)
PURPOSE To discuss and propose a definition of autonomic status epilepticus (SE), describe its clinical and EEG features, and review what is known about its epidemiology, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management. METHODS An international consortium of established researchers in the field was identified from their published work, agreed the(More)
To investigate T cell responses in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), we analyzed proliferation and cytokine secretion of cells from 35 patients and 42 healthy controls (HC) in response to central nervous system (CNS) antigens. The proliferation in response to myelin basic protein (MBP), myelin oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein (MOG) and(More)
This study was performed to investigate some clinical parameters of febrile seizures (FSs) in patients with epilepsy, testing any possible correlation between those parameters and the type of subsequent epilepsy. One hundred and nine patients with epilepsy having a history of FSs were evaluated for age at onset of FSs, interval between first FS and first(More)
Cystic leukoencephalopathy with megalencephaly is a newly described entity with mild clinical involvement. Patients suffer from developmental problems and seizures in childhood. Progression is gradual into adulthood. Typical magnetic resonance imaging findings include subcortical cysts and diffuse leukoencephalopathy. The etiology is unknown with possibly(More)
The biological basis for regional and inter-species differences in cerebral cortical morphology is poorly understood. We focused on consanguineous Turkish families with a single affected member with complex bilateral occipital cortical gyration abnormalities. By using whole-exome sequencing, we initially identified a homozygous 2-bp deletion in LAMC3, the(More)