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Role of Antibodies Against Glutamate Receptors and Double Stranded DNA in Epilepsy Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2006 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2006
Last updated: April 29, 2007
Last verified: April 2006
The investigators will check the serum of epilepsy patients for antibodies against glutamate receptors and double stranded DNA. They will characterise the patients (by the kind of epilepsy, autoimmune disease comorbidity, and cognitive profile).


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: November 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 120 epilepsy patients from the epilepsy clinic and Emergency Room (ER)
  • Controls: 100 patients with other neurological diseases and no epilepsy; and 30 healthy volunteers.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00317668

Contact: Dana Ekstein, MD

Hadassah Ein-Kerem Medical Center Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel
Principal Investigator: Dana Ekstein, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Dana Ekstein, MD Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information Identifier: NCT00317668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: autoimmunepi-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: April 23, 2006
Last Updated: April 29, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017