Autoimmune encephalitides may account for epilepsies of so far unknown cause. These “autoimmune epilepsies” may respond well to immunotherapy. More than a dozen autoantibodies have been found with this constellation; therefore, broad autoantibody testing of serum-CSF pairs offers the best diagnostic yield. Several particular features raise the suspicion of an autoimmune cause in otherwise unexplained seizure disorders.
December 1, 2023
CURE Epilepsy Discovery: Researchers Funded to Investigate Cardiac Biomarkers in Epilepsy Thanks to CURE Epilepsy
Dr. Auerbach’s scientific work is just one example of CURE Epilepsy’s influence on the field, where supporting a promising scientist early in their career has exponential impact when they go on to gain additional government funding, train new epilepsy researchers, and advance their research which will ultimately impact the millions of people living with epilepsy.
November 20, 2023
Newer Antiseizure Medications (ASMs) Show Effectiveness in Dravet Syndrome
The data gathered in this study will allow healthcare providers “to have reliable data and enable discussion with caregivers of people with [Dravet syndrome] about the expected outcomes” of these medications, the team wrote.