Autoimmune Neurologic Disorders

Daniel B. Rubin*, Ayush Batra, Henrikas Vaitkevicius, Ivana Vodopivec

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Abstract

The practice of autoimmune neurology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of neurological conditions driven by abnormal immune responses directed against neural tissues. These include autoimmune, paraneoplastic, postinfectious, and iatrogenic conditions. Symptoms of autoimmune neurologic disorders can be diverse and often difficult to recognize in their early stages, complicating the diagnosis. This review discusses the classification and management of common autoimmune neurological conditions, placing an emphasis on the rapid identification of autoimmune etiology and mechanism of immune dysfunction to allow for the timely institution of appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-236
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume131
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Autoantibodies
  • Autoimmune neurology
  • Encephalitis
  • Immunotherapy
  • Paraneoplastic disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Rubin, D. B., Batra, A., Vaitkevicius, H., & Vodopivec, I. (2018). Autoimmune Neurologic Disorders. American Journal of Medicine, 131(3), 226-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.10.033