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.
June 9, 2021
Cutaneous Adverse Reactions Associated with Antiseizure Medication: Clinical Characteristics and Implications in Epilepsy Treatment
Cutaneous adverse reaction history may influence antiseizure medication use. Cross-sensitivity is more common in severe cases and most patients are affected by mild, self-limited skin rashes.
June 4, 2021
Big Data Helps Assess Seizure Burden, Improve Outcomes in Pediatric Epilepsy Patients
Summary, originally published on Eurekalert Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have demonstrated how to use standardized reporting of clinical data for seizures caused by a variety of neurological disorders, providing fundamental baseline information that can determine what methods