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Fifteen-minute consultation: autoimmune encephalitis
  1. Sarah Clews,
  2. Sharmila Jeyasing,
  3. Ming Lim
  1. Children's Neurosciences, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ming Lim, Children's Neurosciences, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, London SE1 7EH, UK; ming.lim{at}gstt.nhs.uk

Abstract

Autoimmune encephalitis (AE) is increasingly diagnosed in children, and can result in severe long-term disability. We use a clinical case to illustrate the core clinical features, initial investigations and management of this potentially treatable condition, and describe the common presenting neurological syndromes alongside highlighting differences between each autoantibody subtype.

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