Rasmussen encephalitis


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Related to Rasmussen encephalitis: Hemispherectomy, Horton cephalalgia

Ras·mus·sen encephalitis

(ras'mŭs-ĕn),
encephalitis in which antibodies to a stimulatory glutamate receptor in the CNS are found; perhaps autoimmune.
Synonym(s): Rasmussen syndrome
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Ras·mus·sen en·ceph·a·li·tis

(ras'mus-ĕn en-sef'ă-lī'tis)
Encephalitis in which antibodies to a stimulatory glutamate receptor in the central nervous system are found; perhaps an autoimmune disease.
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Rasmussen encephalitis

(ras′mus-ĕn)
[Theodore Brown Rasmussen, U.S. neurologist, 1910–2002.]
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RE

A rare inflammatory disorder, typically involving a single hemisphere of the brain and often resulting in hemiplegia and partial seizures that are difficult to control. The condition is more common in children than in adults.
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Rasmussen,

Grant L., U.S. neuroanatomist, 1904–.
Rasmussen encephalitis - antibodies to a stimulatory glutamate receptor in the CNS are found and are perhaps autoimmune. Synonym(s): Rasmussen syndrome
Rasmussen syndrome - Synonym(s): Rasmussen encephalitis
bundle of Rasmussen - Synonym(s): olivocochlear tract
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References in periodicals archive ?
Rasmussen Encephalitis (RE) or Chronic Focal Encephalitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown origin, usually affecting one cerebral hemisphere.
Neuropathological spectrum of Rasmussen encephalitis. Neurol India 2005 Jun;53(2):156-160, discussion 160-161.