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Absence of antibodies to glutamate receptor type 3 (GluR3) in Rasmussen encephalitis.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of serum antibodies to the ionotropic glutamate receptor 3 (GluR3) in patients with Rasmussen encephalitis (RE), a severe epileptic disorder, and to compare with serum from control subjects and patients with intractable epilepsy (IE). METHODS: The authors looked for serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G antibodies to GluR3 in 30 patients with RE, including two patients who had plasma exchange and 12 who had been treated with IV Igs with varying results, and 49 pat...

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Journal:
Neurology
Volume:
63
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-50
Publication date:
2004-07-05
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EISSN:
1526-632X
ISSN:
0028-3878
URN:
uuid:cb76cffb-6ee9-4e9f-aae4-8804e636fd83
Source identifiers:
240932
Local pid:
pubs:240932

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