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Epilepsia partialis continua: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis or Rasmussen's encephalitis?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15866435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a 15-year-old male presenting with headaches and seizures after a viral illness progressing to intractable seizures of the right hand and face. This patient presented with diffuse white matter lesions on magnetic resonance imaging which disappeared with treatment. A relapse 6 months later involving the left temporal and insular regions produced epilepsia partialis continua involving the right face and hand. The relevant literature is reviewed with an emphasis on possible etiologies, including both acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and Rasmussen's encephalitis.
Vijay Ramaswamy; D Barry Sinclair; B Matt Wheatley; Lawrence Richer; Thomas Snyder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0887-8994     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-03     Completed Date:  2005-07-08     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Encephalitis / diagnosis*
Encephalomyelitis, Acute Disseminated / diagnosis*
Epilepsia Partialis Continua / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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