John Libbey Eurotext

Late-onset Rasmussen's encephalitis and long-term remission Volume 13, issue 1, Mars 2011


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Department of Neurology, Plsquäijlsquät Hlsquäme Central Hospital, Lahti, Department of Neurology, Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Radiology, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Kuopio University Hospital and University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Department of Pathology, Helsinki University Hospital (HUSLAB) and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

We describe an adult man with biopsy-proven Rasmussen's encephalitis and intractable epilepsy, who underwent excellent recovery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with Rasmussen's encephalitis who has become completely symptomless, at least for three years, on enhanced antiepileptic and immunological medication.