Rasmussen's encephalitis: an update

  title={Rasmussen's encephalitis: an update},
  author={L. Sheybani and K. Schaller and M. Seeck},
  • L. Sheybani, K. Schaller, M. Seeck
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • With the present review we aim to summarise current diagnostic criteria and treatment options of Rasmussen’s encephalitis, a chronic inflammatory disease which affects mainly children, but also young adults, and is charac­ terised by unilateral hemispheric progressive atrophy, consecutive neuro­ logical deficits and severe focal epilepsy. Pharmacoresistance against anti­ epileptic drugs is noted early in the course of the disease. Current approaches of immuno­modulatory and surgical techniques… CONTINUE READING
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