Immune globulin treatment in intractable epilepsy of childhood


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

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.38, ss.301-305, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.301-305

Özet

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.