Viral Encephalitis and Epilepsy

J Gordon Millichap
2008 Pediatric Neurology Briefs  
performed in 7 infants and MRI in 1 revealed bilateral lesions, chiefly frontal and parietal. The extent of cerebral damage was not correlated with neurodevelopmental outcome. Eight children had cerebral palsy; 5 were mentally retarded, severe in 3; 7 exhibited deficits in attention; 8 had expressive language problems; and 3 attended special education classes. Relapse with reactivation of vesicles and leading to behavioral deterioration occurred in 1 child. (Engman M-L, Adolfsson I,
more » ... chs I, et al. Pediatr Neurol June 2008;38:398-405).
doi:10.15844/pedneurbriefs-22-10-3 fatcat:urwsamx645hixflpgbg3cvonw4