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RASMUSSEN SYNDROME

Seizures

Mandatory seizures

Focal motor seizures, these may be focal aware motor seizures or focal impaired awareness motor seizures. They may evolve to a focal to bilateral tonic-clonic seizure.

Epilepsia partialis continua refers to recurrent focal motor seizures (typically affecting hand and face, although other body parts may be affected) that occur every few seconds or minutes for extended periods (days or years). The focal motor features may exhibit a Jacksonian march. A Todd's paresis may be seen in the affected body part.

May have

Focal atonic seizures

Exclusionary

Seizures arising independently in both hemispheres are not seen.

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