How is Rasmussen's encephalitis treated?

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Antiepileptic drugs are usually not effective in controlling seizures in Rasmussen's encephalitis. Recent studies have shown some success with treatments-in particular those that use corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, or tacrolimus-that suppress or modulate the immune system. Surgery to control seizures may be performed in later stages of the disease when neurological deficits stabilize. Surgical procedures, such as functional hemispherectomy and hemispherectomy, may reduce the frequency of seizures and also improve behavior and cognitive abilities.

This answer is based on source  information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

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