Rasmussen encephalopathy is an acquired, progressive disease of childhood, characterized by intractable focal seizures, hemiparesis, contralateral cerebral atrophy. EEG characteristics are: focal slow activity, impoverishment of background, late diffuse epileptiform discharges. MR imaging shows a progressive atrophy of the hemisphere contralateral to the side of partial motor seizures. Clinical and EEG characteristics are precociously suggestive of Rasmussen encephalopathy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Rasmussen encephalopathy: Clinical and EEG characteristics|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology