Familial alternating epilepsia partialis continua with chronic encephalitis: another variant of Rasmussen syndrome?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_FD6087F9671C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Familial alternating epilepsia partialis continua with chronic encephalitis: another variant of Rasmussen syndrome?
Périodique
Archives of Neurology
Auteur(s)
Silver  K., Andermann  F., Meagher-Villemure  K.
ISSN
0003-9942 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1998
Volume
55
Numéro
5
Pages
733-736
Notes
PT - Case Reports PT - Journal Article
Résumé
Two brothers had infantile epilepsia partialis continua alternately involving both sides of the body. The children rapidly developed severe psychomotor regression and cerebral atrophy. A brain biopsy specimen showed evidence of chronic inflammatory changes. Extensive investigation did not provide evidence of a specific viral pathogenesis, mitochondrial disorder, or any identifiable neurodegenerative genetically determined disorder. This illness has the features of Rasmussen chronic encephalitis, in which bilateral involvement is quite unusual. Although few patients with bilateral hemispheral involvement have been described, to our knowledge there have been no reported cases involving affected siblings. The familial disorder described herein may represent yet another variant of the classically sporadic and unilateral childhood form. This group of disorders is probably immunologically determined
Mots-clé
Child,Preschool/Chronic Disease/Diagnosis,Differential/Encephalitis/diagnosis/genetics/Epilepsia Partialis Continua/Humans/Infant/Male/Syndrome
Pubmed
Web of science
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Oui
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29/01/2008 19:35
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20/08/2019 17:28
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