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A Case of Rasmussen ’ s Encephalitis in a 9-year-old girl from Tanzania

@inproceedings{Makungu2016ACO,
  title={A Case of Rasmussen ’ s Encephalitis in a 9-year-old girl from Tanzania},
  author={Makungu},
  year={2016}
}
  • Makungu
  • Published 2016
  • Introduction: Rasmussen’s encephalitis (RE) is a rare but chronic inflammatory neurodegenerative disorder with a poorly understood etiopathogenesis. It is characterized by progressive unilateral inflammation of the cerebral cortex leading to intractable seizures, gradual neurocognitive decline and unilateral hemispheric atrophy. Despite its relatively pathognomonic clinico-radiological picture, RE confers a diagnostic dilemma to practitioners all over the globe. Over 80% of cases demonstrate… CONTINUE READING
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