Electrical status epilepticus "invisible" to surface EEG in late-onset Rasmussen encephalitis

Jinane Fattouch, Carlo Di Bonaventura, Giancarlo Di Gennaro, Pier Paolo Quarato, Simona Petrucci, Mario Manfredi, Massimilano Prencipe, Vincenzo Esposito, Anna Teresa Giallonardo

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Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) is a chronic, progressive disease that typically occurs in childhood, rarely in adulthood. When it does occur in adulthood, it may be associated with atypical electro-clinical features, and neuroimaging alterations usually help diagnosis. Unlike childhood forms, in which epilepsia partialis continua is usually observed, the EEG pattern in adult variants may be aspecific. We describe a highly interesting case of late-onset RE in which an electrical status epilepticus was not detected by the surface EEG, but by a recording with subdural electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008


  • Late-onset Rasmussen encephalitis
  • Status epilepticus
  • Subdural electrodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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