Rasmussen encephalitis

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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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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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Difficulties in differentiation of Parry-Romberg syndrome, unilateral facial sclerodermia, and Rasmussen syndrome. Child's Nerv Syst 2006;22(4):409-15.
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Doctorsdiagnosed Rasmussen syndrome. It's not known what causes the condition, which leads to cells in one half of the brain becoming inflamed.
Chronic Encephalitis and Epilepsy: Rasmussen Syndrome. Boston, Mass: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1991:7-35.
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