Some of the early signs and symptoms are seizures and weakness in one or more of the limbs. As Rasmussen’s syndrome worsens, it can cause a number of neurological problems and recurrent seizures. Hemiparesis or ‘hemiplegia’ (progressive weakening on one side of the body) is common and memory/thinking impairments may be observed. Sometimes a child is unable to speak properly. These problems will generally start to manifest between one and three years, after the seizures had already begun.
If your child is suffering from Rasmussen’s syndrome, your neurologist can help you to understand the treatment options appropriate for your child. Although surgical treatment is a huge step, it could prove to be beneficial to your child.