Author(s): Liu Dong, An Jing, Wang Yilong, Luan Guoming
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Rasmussen Encephalitis (RE) is a rare, chronic inflammatory disease that
starts in children and often affects one hemisphere of the brain. The main
clinical manifestation is focal epileptic seizure, progressive hemiplegia,
cognitive decline and unihemispheric brain atrophy. Over the past half century, researches on this disease have achieved great progress, but the etiology of this disease is still not clear. Hemispherectomy still remains the
only cure for the disease. In this paper, the research status of the pathogenesis
of RE is reviewed for peer reference.