Emerging roles for the intestinal microbiome in Epilepsy

Published: 11 Feb 2021
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Gut microbiomes have become a hugely popular and emerging topic within Epilepsy and other neurological disorders. This article reviews and explores the role the gut microbiome may play in epilepsy. Additionally, this article touches upon the effects antibiotic treatment can have on people’s gut bacteria and how this may impact those living with epilepsy and recurrent seizures. Most importantly, this article evaluates the effects microbiomes have on the ketogenic diet, pro-biotic and anti-epileptic treatment. An interesting read for those exploring the gut brain phenomenon.

 

Other topics that are covered:

 

The gut microbiota and seizure susceptibility in animal models

Infection and risk for epilepsy

Antibiotic treatment and seizure susceptibility

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