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Intraventricular Alpha Interferon Therapy for Rasmussen’s Syndrome

  • L. Maria Bernard (a1), M. Ringdahl Debbie (a1), J. Parker Mickle (a1), J. Smith Linda (a1), D. Reuman Peter (a1), L. Gilmore Robin (a1), E. Drane Walter (a1) and G. Quisling Ronald (a1)...

Abstract:

A 4-year-old boy developed Rasmussen’s syndrome and was treated with alpha interferon intraventricularly. An improvement in the epileptic and neurologic syndrome was noted for several weeks following interferon. No adverse side effects were encountered. Since hemispherectomy is the only established therapy in Rasmussen’s Syndrome, further studies are needed to establish if intraventricular alpha interferon may halt the clinical progression of the syndrome.

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Division of Pediatric Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, P.O. Box 100296, J.H.M. Health Center, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A. 32610-0296

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Intraventricular Alpha Interferon Therapy for Rasmussen’s Syndrome

  • L. Maria Bernard (a1), M. Ringdahl Debbie (a1), J. Parker Mickle (a1), J. Smith Linda (a1), D. Reuman Peter (a1), L. Gilmore Robin (a1), E. Drane Walter (a1) and G. Quisling Ronald (a1)...

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