Interleukin-1alpha, interleukin-1beta, and interleukin-1Ra polymorphisms in febrile seizures.

@article{Haspolat2005Interleukin1alphaIA,
  title={Interleukin-1alpha, interleukin-1beta, and interleukin-1Ra polymorphisms in febrile seizures.},
  author={Şenay Haspolat and Yunus Emre Baysal and Ozg{\"u}r Duman and Mesut Coşkun and Ozg{\"u}r Tosun and Olcay Yeğin},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={565-8}
}
Febrile seizures are the most common form of childhood seizures. The exact mechanism promoting convulsions during a common febrile illness remains unknown, but it is accepted that genetic influences are likely to account for at least some of the cases. Previous studies reported high interleukin-1beta levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with febrile seizures. Recently, an association between a regulatory polymorphism in the genes encoding interleukin-1beta and interleukin-1Ra and… CONTINUE READING