Rasmussen's encephalitis: an autoimmune disorder?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare progressive pediatric epileptic syndrome. Recent evidence from experimental animals and patients with the disease suggests an important role for both humoral and cell-mediated immune mechanisms in the pathogenesis of this disease. The glutamate receptor subunit GluR3 may be an important autoantigen in the disease. (This review has been modified from a review published in Current Opinion in Neurology 1996, 9:141-145.)

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Andrews, PI; McNamara, JO

Published Date

  • October 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 673 - 678

PubMed ID

  • 8937833

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0959-4388

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0959-4388(96)80102-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England