Two pediatric cases of Rasmussen encephalitis treated contemporarily with cyclic endovenous infusion of immunoglobulin and oral administration of corticosteroid. Both cases risponded rapidly to this treatment at the acute phase. In one case, although dependent on the dosage of corticosteroid, complete control of seizures was achieved for 8 months. In the other case the remission was maintained for long time (up to 5 years) with brief rare seizures during sleep without neurological worsening. Such combination of immunomodulatory therapies can be useful in delaying the clinical course and postponing the ultimate hemispherectomy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Rasmussen encephalitis: Two cases treated with combination of immunoglobulin and corticosteroid for long period|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology