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Rassmussen’s Encephalitis

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732920.003.0027

Series: What Do I Do Now

Rassmussen’s Encephalitis

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Rasmussen’s encephalitis is a rare autoimmune encephalitis that generally manifests in the pediatric population with refractory focal motor seizures followed by insidiously progressive cognitive decline and hemispheric dysfunction. In this chapter, we review the current pathophysiological concepts of RE, its typical clinical and pathognomonic radiographic features, and the medical and surgical therapeutic approaches.

Chapter.  960 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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