Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 2013, 510529

Vitamin-responsive Epileptic Encephalopathies in Children

Affiliations

Vitamin-responsive Epileptic Encephalopathies in Children

Satish Agadi et al. Epilepsy Res Treat.

Abstract

Untreated epileptic encephalopathies in children may potentially have disastrous outcomes. Treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) often may not control the seizures, and even if they do, this measure is only symptomatic and not specific. It is especially valuable to identify potential underlying conditions that have specific treatments. Only a few conditions have definitive treatments that can potentially modify the natural course of disease. In this paper, we discuss the few such conditions that are responsive to vitamin or vitamin derivatives.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 5 PubMed Central articles

References

    1. Dulac O. Epileptic encephalopathy. Epilepsia. 2001;42(3):23–26. - PubMed
    1. Berg AT, Berkovic SF, Brodie MJ, et al. Revised terminology and concepts for organization of seizures and epilepsies: report of the ILAE Commission on Classification and Terminology, 2005–2009. Epilepsia. 2010;51(4):676–685. - PubMed
    1. Hunt AD, Jr., Stokes J, Jr., McCrory WW, Stroud HH. Pyridoxine dependency: report of a case of intractable convulsions in an infant controlled by pyridoxine. Pediatrics. 1954;13(2):140–145. - PubMed
    1. Garty R, Yonis Z, Braham J, Steinitz K. Pyridoxine-dependent convulsions in an infant. Archives of disease in childhood. 1962;37(191):21–24. - PMC - PubMed
    1. Bejsovec M, Kulenda Z, Ponca E. Familial intrauterine convulsions in pyridoxine dependency. Archives of disease in childhood. 1967;42(222):201–207. - PMC - PubMed

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback