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Rasmussen's encephalitis presenting as focal cortical dysplasia.

O'Rourke DJ, Bergin A, Rotenberg A, Peters J, Gorman M, Poduri A, Cryan J, Lidov H, Madsen J, Harini C - Epilepsy Behav Case Rep (2014)

Bottom Line: Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare syndrome characterized by intractable seizures, often associated with epilepsia partialis continua and symptoms of progressive hemispheric dysfunction.Co-occurrence of focal cortical dysplasia has only rarely been described and may have implications regarding pathophysiology and management.We describe a rare case of dual pathology of Rasmussen's encephalitis presenting as a focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and discuss the literature on this topic.

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Affiliation: Dept. of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, USA.

ABSTRACT
Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare syndrome characterized by intractable seizures, often associated with epilepsia partialis continua and symptoms of progressive hemispheric dysfunction. Seizures are usually the hallmark of presentation, but antiepileptic drug treatment fails in most patients and is ineffective against epilepsia partialis continua, which often requires surgical intervention. Co-occurrence of focal cortical dysplasia has only rarely been described and may have implications regarding pathophysiology and management. We describe a rare case of dual pathology of Rasmussen's encephalitis presenting as a focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and discuss the literature on this topic.

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Rasmussen's encephalitis presenting as focal cortical dysplasia.

O'Rourke DJ, Bergin A, Rotenberg A, Peters J, Gorman M, Poduri A, Cryan J, Lidov H, Madsen J, Harini C - Epilepsy Behav Case Rep (2014)

Leptomeningeal and cortical lymphocytes.
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f0010: Leptomeningeal and cortical lymphocytes.
Bottom Line: Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare syndrome characterized by intractable seizures, often associated with epilepsia partialis continua and symptoms of progressive hemispheric dysfunction.Co-occurrence of focal cortical dysplasia has only rarely been described and may have implications regarding pathophysiology and management.We describe a rare case of dual pathology of Rasmussen's encephalitis presenting as a focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and discuss the literature on this topic.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dept. of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, USA.

ABSTRACT
Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare syndrome characterized by intractable seizures, often associated with epilepsia partialis continua and symptoms of progressive hemispheric dysfunction. Seizures are usually the hallmark of presentation, but antiepileptic drug treatment fails in most patients and is ineffective against epilepsia partialis continua, which often requires surgical intervention. Co-occurrence of focal cortical dysplasia has only rarely been described and may have implications regarding pathophysiology and management. We describe a rare case of dual pathology of Rasmussen's encephalitis presenting as a focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and discuss the literature on this topic.

No MeSH data available.


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