Encefalite di Rasmussen: Inquadramento diagnostico e approccio terapeutico in 6 pazienti

Translated title of the contribution: Rasmussen's encephalitis: Diagnosis and treatment in 6 patients

L. Siri, M. G. Baglietto, R. Gaggero, P. Striano

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In 1958 Rasmussen and co-woker reported three patients suffering from "focal seizures due to chronic localized encephalitis". Rasmussen encephalitis (RE) is a rare but severe immune-mediated brain disorder leading to unilateral hemispheric atrophy associated progressive dysfunction and intractable seizures often associated with epilepsia partialis continua (EPC). We present clinical features, EEG data and MRI findings of six patients with RE treated with anti-epilepsy drug therapy and immunotherapy (corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulins).

Translated title of the contributionRasmussen's encephalitis: Diagnosis and treatment in 6 patients
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number142
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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