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Link: Autoimmune Encephalitis — New Awareness, Challenging Questions

The field of autoimmune encephalopathies has expanded rapidly in the last few years. It is now well-established that a substantial proportion of encephalitides are associated with autoantibodies directed against the extracellular domains of cell-surface proteins which are critical in the regulation of neuronal excitability. These include LGI1, CASPR2, contactin-2 (VGKC-complex antibodies), and the NMDA, AMPA, and GABABreceptors.

 

The full article can be found at http://www.discoverymedicine.com/Sarosh-R-Irani/2011/05/17/autoimmune-encephalitis-new-awareness-challenging-questions/.

Copyright © Discovery Medicine May 2011 | By Sarosh Irani

 

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