Chronic cellular inflammation closely associated with epilepsy without an active infection is a hallmark of Rasmussen encephalitis (RE). RE has typical and defining features lacking in other rare epilepsy who also have neocortical lymphocytes without an identifiable cause. We report the case of a patient who has heterogeneous features similar to, yet with differences from, RE. Literature review of chronic cellular inflammatory epileptic encephalopathy cases also similar to RE discloses important differences that may reflect idiosyncratic reactions and pace of the disease rather than a different disease.
|Translated title of the contribution||Chronic inflammatory epilepsy: A case of difficult diagnosis|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology