Treatment of autoimmune encephalitis with immune based therapies

June 6, 2017

The Journal of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Psychiatry reports on autoimmune encephalitis patients treated with immune based therapy including rituximab.  Authors Dowland F, Swayne A, Bhuta S, et. al. discuss three cases and conclude, “The field of neuro-immunology has seen a plethora of newly discovered autoantibodies, yet there remain a significant number of patients, with features suggestive of an antibody-mediated pathophysiology, with inconclusive or negative results. Read the abstract of their work here.