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 contribution||Rasmussen's encephalitis: Diagnosis and treatment in 6 patients|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology