Serum Fas and Bcl-2 in patients with epilepsy.

  title={Serum Fas and Bcl-2 in patients with epilepsy.},
  author={Mostafa Abdel-Aziz El-Hodhod and Hoda Yahya Tomoum and Manal M Abd Al-Aziz and Sandra Moustafa Samaan},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  volume={113 5},
OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to investigate the levels of the biochemical markers of apoptosis (soluble Fas and Bcl-2) in the sera of children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 30 children and adolescents (mean age 8.03 +/- 4.49 years) with idiopathic epilepsy, 16 of them were newly diagnosed, and 15 clinically healthy control subjects. Of the included patients, 22 had focal seizures and eight had generalized seizures. In addition to… CONTINUE READING