An extremely rare, progressive, central nervous system disorder, characterized by frequent and severe seizures, loss of motor skills, hemiparesis, inflammation of the brain, and mental deterioration. This disorder occurs almost exclusively in children under the age of 10.
We thank Dr. Günter Krämer, Zürich, for calling our attention to this syndrome.
- T. Rasmussen, Jerzy Olszewski, Donald Lloyd-Smith:
Focal seizures due to chronic localized encephalitis. Neurology 1958, 8: 435-445.
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