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Cats and humans suffer from similar forms of epilepsy
Date:2/1/2013

ease of neurotransmitters, which leads directly to the symptoms of epilepsy. Previous work in another group on human patients has shown that normal anti-epilepsy medication has hardly any effect on this form of epilepsy. However, immunotherapy has proven to be relatively effective. Pakozdy's work now shows that "limbic encephalitis in cats has the same cause as it does in humans, where the origins have been known for years. It is important that cats with epilepsy are diagnosed early, so that the correct form of therapy can be started. We believe this will dramatically increase the chances of a successful treatment. It seems as though epileptic cats might benefit from treatment with immune preparations."


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Contact: Dr Akos Pakozdy
akos.pakozdy@vetmeduni.ac.at
43-664-602-576-866
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna
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