Auto-antibodies and seizures: Clinical and EEG findings

Joseph Drazkowski, Lisa Tapsell, Katherine Noe, Jerry Shih, Joseph Sirven, William O. Tatum

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Epilepsy is a common disorder that may be caused by wide ranging etiologies. Historically a significant number of people with epilepsy have idiopathic epilepsy without a definitive etiology. More recently, auto-antibodies have been discovered to be associated with numerous conditions affecting the nervous system, including epilepsy. With this increased understanding of the potential for immune-based etiologies for epilepsy it is important to recognize the associated EEG patterns in such cases. This report presents the EEG findings in epilepsy patients with one or more auto-antibodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-47
Number of pages12
JournalNeurodiagnostic Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Auto-antibodies
  • EEG
  • Epileptiform
  • Focal slowing
  • Seizure
  • Status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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