Antibodies against GluR3 peptides are not specific for Rasmussen's encephalitis but are also present in epilepsy patients with severe, early onset disease and intractable seizures

@article{Mantegazza2002AntibodiesAG,
  title={Antibodies against GluR3 peptides are not specific for Rasmussen's encephalitis but are also present in epilepsy patients with severe, early onset disease and intractable seizures},
  author={Renato Mantegazza and Pia Bernasconi and Fulvio Baggi and Roberto Spreafico and The Italian Rasmussen's Encephalitis Study Group},
  journal={Journal of Neuroimmunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={131},
  pages={179-185}
}
Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) is a rare condition characterized by drug-resistant seizures, recurrent status epilepticus and progressive lateralized neurological deterioration. There is evidence of autoimmune involvement in the pathogenesis. We investigated the presence of anti-GluR3 antibodies against peptides A and B in patients with RE (n=11), partial and generalized epilepsy (n=85) and other neurological diseases (n=30). The antibodies were specific for epilepsy and are thus not a marker of… CONTINUE READING

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