Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Opin Neurol. 2002 Apr;15(2):197-200.

Rasmussen's encephalitis: a role for autoimmune cytotoxic T lymphocytes.

Author information

1
Brain Research Institute, Division of Neuroimmunology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Abstract

The present review describes advances in Rasmussen's encephalitis (also known as Rasmussen's syndrome), an unihemispheric intractable epileptic disease with persistent inflammation. Specific attention is given to the recent recognition of cytotoxicity by CD8+/granzyme-B-positive T lymphocytes as a new pathogenic mechanism of neuronal damage.

PMID:
11923635
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wolters Kluwer
Loading ...
Support Center