Immune globulin treatment in intractable epilepsy of childhood


Turkay S., Baskin E., Dener S., Gultekin A., Tanzer F., Sekreter E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, no.3, pp.301-305, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-305

Abstract

Six children suffering from epilepsy refractory to conventional anti-convulsive therapy were treated with high-dose intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) (200 mg/kg three times per week, repeated after three weeks). In four children clinical and EEG findings markedly improved, while a partial response was noted in the other cases. These results suggest that high-dose intravenous immune globulin may have a beneficial effect in the treatment of intractable epilepsy.