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

Abstract:

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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Publisher:
Churchill Livingstone
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume:
21
Issue:
7
Pages:
1169-1175
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1532-2653
ISSN:
0967-5868
URN:
uuid:eb742982-1c18-461c-9937-9f7664ce5c1b
Source identifiers:
469868
Local pid:
pubs:469868

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