SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, vol.41, pp.112-115, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Infantile spasm, Cytokines, IL-1beta, IL-6, IL-17A, IL-2, WEST-SYNDROME, EPILEPSY, INTERLEUKIN-6, PATHOGENESIS
Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated:
Purpose: Infantile spasm is an age-dependent epileptic syndrome seen in infancy or early childhood. Although studies have investigated the epilepsy-cytokine relationship, there has been insufficient research into the relation between cytokines and infantile spasm. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of infantile spasm by investigating cytokine levels before and 1 month after adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) therapy in patients diagnosed with the condition.