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Characterisation of a syndrome of autoimmune adult onset focal epilepsy and encephalitis.

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We report a series of patients with a clinical syndrome characterised by the explosive onset in adulthood of recurrent focal seizures of frontotemporal onset and features suggestive of autoimmune encephalitis. We propose that this presentation of "autoimmune adult onset focal epilepsy and encephalitis" is a recognisable clinical syndrome, and provide evidence it may be associated with heterogeneous immunological targets. Between 2008 and 2011 we encountered six patients with new-onset epileps...

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10.1016/j.jocn.2013.09.024

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Ramanathan, S More by this author
Bleasel, A More by this author
Parratt, J More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Volume:
21
Issue:
7
Pages:
1169-1175
Publication date:
2014-07-05
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EISSN:
1532-2653
ISSN:
0967-5868
URN:
uuid:63cea8f7-ff63-4944-a5ce-08f0b3993846
Source identifiers:
449119
Local pid:
pubs:449119

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