To anybody plagued with any form of anxiety or depression the very thought of reaching out and speaking to people will bring feelings of fear and dread to the surface. 357 more words
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Tocilizumab in autoimmune encephalitis refractory to rituximab: an institutional cohort study
Lee WJ, Lee ST, Moon J, et al.
Neurotherapeutics 2016; 13:824-832.
A considerable portion of autoimmune encephalitis (AE) does not respond to conventional immunotherapies and subsequently has poor outcomes. 254 more words
Paraneoplastic and Autoimmune Encephalitis refers to a heterogeneous group of neurologic conditions whereby autoantibody formation disrupts normal neuronal and neurologic function. Because of their relatively recent discovery (basically last 20 years), more and more cases are being recognized in the clinical setting, and more and more patients are being suspected of having “autoimmune encephalitis.” However, I would caution any provider against considering autoimmune or paraneoplastic encephalitis in the differential diagnosis of a patient with unexplained altered mental status. 538 more words