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Can immune disorders influence therapeutic approaches in treatment of epilepsy among neurologists? A first cooperative national recognition in Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21244777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Functional disturbances of the immune system have been detected more often among persons affected by epilepsy than in the general population. In the February-July period of 2007 a specific questionnaire on the relationship between epilepsy and immunological response was sent to 27 specialized Centres for Epilepsy in nine Italian regions. 15,388 epileptic patients attended twenty-seven Centers during this six-month period. 3.3 percent (n=502) of these patients suffered an immune disease. This is the first National survey on the relationship between epilepsy and immunological response in current clinical practice.
Authors:
A Francia; G Luzi; M Morreale; N Vanacore;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of immunopathology and pharmacology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0394-6320     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol     Publication Date:    2010 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-19     Completed Date:  2011-03-24     Revised Date:  2012-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911335     Medline TA:  Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1267-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Epilepsy / complications,  drug therapy*,  immunology*
Humans
Immune System Diseases / complications*
Italy
Neurology*
Physician's Practice Patterns
Investigator
Investigator/Affiliation:
A Bianchi / ; C Buttinelli / ; G Capizzi / ; C Cerminara / ; G Colicchio / ; L Conti / ; G Coppola / ; M Elia / ; F Habetswallner / ; M Germano / ; A T Giallonardo / ; A Lacara / ; A La Neve / ; A Magaudda / ; M Maschio / ; O Mecarelli / ; M Lodi / ; N Paciello / ; A Paggi / ; L M Specchio / ; O Spitaleri / ; P Striano / ; G Tortorella / ; M L Vaccario / ; F Vigevano / ; G Zaccara / ; N Zamponi /

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