Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
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ISSN: 2155-9899

Lee Geng

Lee Geng


  • Case Report
    Intractable Epilepsy (IE) and Responses to Anakinra, a Human Recombinant IL-1 Receptor Agonist (IL-1ra): Case Reports
    Author(s): Harumi Jyonouchi and Lee GengHarumi Jyonouchi and Lee Geng

    Patients with intractable seizures (IE) who failed to respond currently available treatment measures are clinically challenging, causing significant morbidity and even mortality. Better understanding of contributing factors for IE will be helpful for exploring additional treatment options. A role of inflammation has long been suspected in pathogenesis of epilepsy, especially in idiopathic epilepsy with diffuse epileptic activity. In rodent models of epilepsy, blockage of inflammatory mediators such as interleukin 1-β (IL-1β) and IL-6 attenuates epileptic activities. However, therapeutic effects of blockers of such inflammatory mediators have not been addressed in patients with IE. This manuscript reports 4 IE cases in which anakira, a human recombinant IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), was clinically effective in controlling their epileptic activity in a dose-depende.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9899.1000456

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