Acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion

Saroj S Yadav, Malini A Lawande, Shilpa D Kulkarni, Deepak A Patkar
Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences 2013, 8 (1): 64-6
Acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and reduced diffusion (AESD) is a syndrome of encephalopathy characterized by biphasic seizures and altered consciousness in the acute stage followed in the subacute stage by restricted diffusion in the subcortical white matter on magnetic resonance imaging. The etiology of AESD has been attributed to viral infection like influenza A and human herpes virus 6. The exact pathogenesis of AESD is uncertain. Here we report a case of AESD, diagnosed based on clinicoradiological correlation.

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