Is the antiseizure effect of ketogenic diet in children with drug-resistant epilepsy mediated through proinflammatory cytokines?

Thambi, Magith and Ballal, Mamatha (2021) Is the antiseizure effect of ketogenic diet in children with drug-resistant epilepsy mediated through proinflammatory cytokines? Epilepsy Research, 176. pp. 1-4. ISSN 0920-1211

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Abstract

In order to understand whether the antiseizure mechanism of ketogenic diet (KD) is mediated through its antiinflammatory effect, we measured the serum concentrations of cytokines IL- 1β and IL-6 in 21 children with drugresistant epilepsy. We found a significant reduction in the levels of serum IL- 1β and IL-6 levels at one-year of KD therapy compared to baseline. However, we did not find any correlation between decrease in the serum concentrations of these interleukins with the reduction in seizure frequency at one-year of KD therapy, which may be due to the small sample size and heterogeneous patient population we studied. Future studies should try to overcome these limitations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cytokines; Drug-resistant epilepsy; epilepsy; interleukin-1β; interleukin-6; ketogenic diet.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 06:19
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 06:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158490

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