L'epilessia nella sindrome di Rett

Translated title of the contribution: Epilepsy in Rett syndrome

M. Pintaudi, A. Vignoli, M. G. Baglietto, J. Hayek, F. La Briola, E. Parodi, F. Aiello, L. Giordano, J. Galli, E. Veneselli, M. P. Canevini

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The aim of this multicentric study was to define the clinical history of epilepsy and to clarify the efficacy of various antiepileptic drugs in patients with Rett Syndrome, using a questionnaire provived for each patient. In our sample of 89 patients, seizures at onset were partial or generalized in most cases. The most commonly used antiepileptic drugs were VPA, followed by CBZ and LTG. Drug resistance epilepsy occurred in 47% of cases. Some MECP2 mutations were most frequently associated with epilepsy than other ones. Nevertheless the prevalence of drug resistance epilepsy changed among different mutation type.

Translated title of the contributionEpilepsy in Rett syndrome
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number140
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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