Rasmussen’s encephalitis with adult onset

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Rasmussen’s encephalitis (RE) is a rare inflammatory brain disease characterized by severe intractable epilepsy and unilateral progressive motor defect associated with contralateral hemispheric atrophy. The authors present clinical features, EEG and MRI data and results of effective treatment of patient with adult onset RE. Despite the predominance of RE in children, stressed is the necessity of taking into consideration this condition in adults as well in differential diagnostics of intractable epilepsies.


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A. S. Kotov

Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute, Moscow

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Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

I. G. Rudakova

Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

S. V. Kotov

Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

Yu. A. Belova

Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation


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