Rasmussen subacute encephalitis

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Rasmussen subacute encephalitis

Synonyms: Rasmussen syndrome

A rare inflammatory and autoimmune disease with epilepsy characterized by unilateral hemispheric atrophy associated with drug-resistant focal epilepsy progressive hemiplegia and cognitive decline. The disease mainly affects children and begins with a prodromal period with mild hemiparesis or infrequent seizures lasting up to several years. The acute stage is marked by frequent seizures arising from one cerebral hemisphere followed by a residual stage with persistent severe neurological deficits and relapsing epilepsy.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.

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