A clinical approach to diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis
Graus F, Titulaer MJ, et al.
Lancet Neurology 2016 Apr; 15(4):391-404
Encephalitis is a severe inflammatory disorder of the brain with many possible causes and a complex differential diagnosis. Advances in autoimmune encephalitis research in the past 10 years have led to the identification of new syndromes and biomarkers that have transformed the diagnostic approach to these disorders. However, existing criteria for autoimmune encephalitis are too reliant on antibody testing and response to immunotherapy, which might delay the diagnosis.
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