Autoimmune Neurologic Disorders.
Am J Med. 2017 Nov 07;:
Authors: Rubin DB, Batra A, Vaitkevicius H, Vodopivec I
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, post-infectious, 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.
PMID: 29126826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]