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Inflammation in epilepsy: Clinical observations.
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PMID:  21542843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Over the past decade, an increasing number of observations indicate that activation of inflammatory processes occurs in variety of focal epilepsies. Understanding the feature and consequences of neuroinflammation, including the contribution to development and perpetuation of seizures, as well as to mood or cognitive dysfunction, is a major requisite for delineating its role in epilepsy. The present article discusses the most recent observations supporting the involvement of the inflammatory response in human focal epilepsy. It also evaluates emerging evidence concerning the possibility to identify epilepsy-associated inflammatory biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid and serum, as well as the potential application of neuroimaging approaches to study the inflammatory reactions in chronic epilepsy patients in vivo, aiming to improve the recognition of appropriate patient populations who might benefit from antiinflammatory or immunomodulatory therapies.
Eleonora Aronica; Peter B Crino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsia     Volume:  52 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1528-1167     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsia     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983306R     Medline TA:  Epilepsia     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2011 International League Against Epilepsy.
Department of (Neuro) Pathology, University of Amsterdam and Epilepsy Institute in the Netherlands Foundation (Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland, SEIN), Heemstede, The Netherlands PENN Epilepsy Center and Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
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