Steroids in intractable childhood epilepsy: Clinical experience and review of the literature

@article{Verhelst2005SteroidsII,
  title={Steroids in intractable childhood epilepsy: Clinical experience and review of the literature},
  author={Hel{\`e}ne Verhelst and Paul Boon and Gunnar Buyse and Berten Ceulemans and Marc D’Hooghe and Linda J De Meirleir and Dani{\`e}le Hasaerts and An Jansen and Lieven Lagae and Alfred Meurs and Rudy N Van Coster and Kristl Vonck},
  journal={Seizure},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={412-421}
}
Steroids and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) have been used for the treatment of infantile spasms for several years. However, the use of steroids in the treatment of epilepsy beyond infantile spasms has been limited to only a few studies. We report the experience with steroids in 32 children with intractable epilepsy, not including West syndrome. In 47% there was a decrease in seizure frequency, 25% became seizure free, 11% had a seizure reduction of >50% and 11% had a seizure reduction of… CONTINUE READING

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