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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

Multiphasic presentation of Rasmussen's encephalitis Volume 17, numéro 3, September 2015

Illustrations

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Auteurs
1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London
2 Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London
3 Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
4 Department of (Neuro)Pathology, Academic Medical Center; Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, Center for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam; SEIN - Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland, Heemstede, The Netherlands
5 Department of Neuropathology, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
6 Developmental Biology and Cancer Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health and Department of Histopathology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London
7 Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London
8 Department of Neuropathology, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
* Correspondence: Sanjay M. Sisodiya Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology, 33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
  • Mots-clés : encephalitis, magnetic resonance imaging, fluctuation
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2015.0756
  • Page(s) : 315-20
  • Année de parution : 2015

Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare, chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, characterised by drug-resistant focal epilepsy that may rarely present in adolescence or adulthood. We present a case of Rasmussen's encephalitis with prominent recurrent fluctuation in symptoms and well-documented fluctuating changes on MRI, adding to the spectrum of diversity of Rasmussen's encephalitis.