hrp0084p3-721 | Diabetes | ESPE2015

GAD Antibodies Negative Type 1 Diabetes and Dravet Syndrome

Ciccone Sara , Marini Romana , Fusco Lucia , Terracciano Alessandra , Schiaffini Riccardo , Cappa Marco

Background: An association between type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and idiopathic generalized epilepsy is reported. Some authors suggest an autoimmune mechanism mediated by antibodies to glutamic-acid-decarboxylase (GAD), that is an enzyme involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter GABA. Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare, severe epilepsy disorder characterized by febrile hemiclonic seizures or generalized status epilepticus starting at 6 months of age. In classical DS, a d...