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Bickerstaff’s Brain Stem Encephalitis

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732920.003.0026

Series: What Do I Do Now

Bickerstaff’s Brain Stem Encephalitis

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Bickerstaff’s brain stem encephalitis is an idiopathic autoimmune condition considered part of the spectrum of GQ1b mediated diseases such as Miller Fisher variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome. In this chapter, we review the upper and lower motor neuron features and typical laboratory findings, and discuss the most common clinical course, prognosis, and important treatment considerations.

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Subjects: Neurology

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