Epileptic encephalopathies consist of a spectrum of disorders commonly seen early in life leading to cognitive impairment and behavioral abnormalities, thought to be largely due to the intense epileptic activity. To date, genetic, structural/metabolic, inflammatory, and functional/network changes are identified as underlying etiologies of these disorders. Here we will focus on the role of neuroinflammation as a potential contributor to the pathogenesis and treatment of some of these disorders, based on clinical and preclinical studies. Namely, we will focus on infantile spasms/West syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Landau-Kleffner syndrome, continuous spike waves in sleep syndrome, and Dravet syndrome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Acute Encephalopathy and Encephalitis in Infancy and Its Related Disorders|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2018|
- Infantile spasms
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