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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205-207

A case of Rasmussen's encephalitis with an atypical presentation


Department of Paediatrics, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lakshmi Manasa Perumalla
Department of Paediatrics, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - 520 013
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JDRNTRUHS.JDRNTRUHS_92_20

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Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by unilateral inflammation of the cerebral cortex leading to severe focal seizures, progressive loss of cognition, and neurological deficits in the affected hemisphere. We present a rare case of RE in a child with global developmental delay and cerebral atrophy. Neuroimaging helped in clinching the diagnosis of the disease. Immunomodulators may slow the progression of the disease; hence, it needs to be identified early and treated promptly. Functional cerebral hemispherectomy is the only treatment for drug-resistant seizures, but it has its functional compromise.


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