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Autoimmune Limbic Encephalitis

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732920.003.0028

Series: What Do I Do Now

Autoimmune Limbic Encephalitis

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Limbic encephalitides can pose a diagnostic challenge in patients presenting with encephalopathy and seizures. Autoimmune etiologies can be either paraneoplastic or nonparaneoplastic. We discuss the approach to a patient with limbic encephalitis in this chapter and review proposed diagnostic criteria, the many antineuronal autoantibodies and respective neoplasms, as well as respective clinical outcomes and therapeutic responses.

Chapter.  1298 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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