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Intravenous Immunoglobulins in the Treatment of Intractable Epilepsy

  • K. van Rijckevorsel-Harmant
  • M. Delire
  • C. Sindic
  • M. Rucquoy-Ponsar
  • J. Harmant
Part of the Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie book series (VDGNEUROLOGIE, volume 4)

Abstract

Karpiak et al. (3) demonstrated that experimental modeis of epilepsy can be produced by autoimmune mechanisms. Péchadre et al. (5) reported a beneficial effect of a treatment with intramuscular gammaglobu-lins in children suffering from very severe epilepsy. This study was confirmed later by Laffont et al. (4) and more recently by Bedini et al. (2).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. van Rijckevorsel-Harmant
  • M. Delire
  • C. Sindic
  • M. Rucquoy-Ponsar
  • J. Harmant

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