Assessment of both serum S-100B protein and neuropeptide-Y levels in childhood breath-holding spells

ÇALIK M., Ciftci A., SARIKAYA S., Kocaturk O., Abuhandan M., Taskin A., ...More

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, vol.47, pp.34-38, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.04.039
  • Journal Name: EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-38
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Breath-holding spells are common paroxysmal events in children. Although the spells have a benign prognosis in the long term, they may be complicated by loss of consciousness, tonic-clonic movements, and occasionally seizures. Hence, this study aimed to measure the levels of serum S-100B proteins and neuropeptide-Y in the blood of children who experience breath-holding spells.