Rolandic encephalopathy and epilepsia partialis continua following bone marrow transplant

Citation
Nl. Antunes et al., Rolandic encephalopathy and epilepsia partialis continua following bone marrow transplant, BONE MAR TR, 26(8), 2000, pp. 917-919
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Hematology,"Medical Research Diagnosis & Treatment
Journal title
BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION
ISSN journal
0268-3369 → ACNP
Volume
26
Issue
8
Year of publication
2000
Pages
917 - 919
Database
ISI
SICI code
0268-3369(200010)26:8<917:REAEPC>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is a condition defined by prolonged foca l myoclonus, Often resistant to therapy, EPC in children is frequently pres ent in Rasmussen encephalitis, a form of chronic encephalitis of uncertain etiology, We discuss a child who developed bilateral EPC 5 months after a b one marrow transplant. Neuroimaging studies showed signal abnormalities on both sensory-motor areas. An extensive search failed to reveal the etiology of the disorder, but treatment with a broad-spectrum anti-viral agent was associated with resolution of the process. An unidentified infectious agent may be responsible for an encephalitis of the motor strip in immunosuppres sed patients.