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What is Rasmussen encephalitis?

What is Rasmussen encephalitis?

  • Rasmussen encephalitis: A very rare disorder of the central nervous system which usually involves only one side of the brain and involves seizures, mental deterioration and progressive weakness on one side of the body.

Rasmussen encephalitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Rasmussen encephalitis, or a subtype of Rasmussen encephalitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Rasmussen encephalitis: Introduction

Types of Rasmussen encephalitis:

Broader types of Rasmussen encephalitis:

How serious is Rasmussen encephalitis?

Complications of Rasmussen encephalitis: see complications of Rasmussen encephalitis

What causes Rasmussen encephalitis?

Causes of Rasmussen encephalitis: see causes of Rasmussen encephalitis

What are the symptoms of Rasmussen encephalitis?

Symptoms of Rasmussen encephalitis: see symptoms of Rasmussen encephalitis

Complications of Rasmussen encephalitis: see complications of Rasmussen encephalitis

Onset of Rasmussen encephalitis: usually childhood

Can anyone else get Rasmussen encephalitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Rasmussen encephalitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Rasmussen encephalitis

Rasmussen encephalitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rasmussen encephalitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rasmussen encephalitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rasmussen encephalitis: Neurologist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rasmussen encephalitis.
Treatments for Rasmussen encephalitis: see treatments for Rasmussen encephalitis
Research for Rasmussen encephalitis: see research for Rasmussen encephalitis

Name and Aliases of Rasmussen encephalitis

Main name of condition: Rasmussen encephalitis

Other names or spellings for Rasmussen encephalitis:

chronic encephalitis and epilepsy, chronic localized encephalitis, epilepsy, hemiplegia, and mental retardation, RE

Pediatric Rasmussen encephalitis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Rasmussen encephalitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Rasmussen encephalitis:


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