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Bickerstaff brain-stem encephalitis
Mahesh Kamate1, Vivek Chetal2, Pournima Patil3, Suneel L Reddy1, Virupazi Hattehdi4.
1Child Development Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, KLES PK Hospital, Belgaum, India,
2Department of Pediatrics, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India,
3Department of Medicine, KLES PK Hospital, Belgaum, India,
4Department of Radiology, KLES PK Hospital, Belgaum, India.
Bickerstaff's Brainstem encephalitis is a very rare localized central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating disorder. This has not been reported in children in India before. We here describe a 12 year old girl with Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis who had multiple cranial nerve palsies. The etiologies, clinical course and therapeutic interventions of this rare condition are briefly reviewed.

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