Evaluation and Management of Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Clinical Overview for the Practicing Child Psychiatrist.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Medical conditions that present with psychiatric symptoms are becoming increasingly well-recognized in response to the emergence of the field of neuroimmunology. As the availability of testing for novel antineuronal antibodies has increased, so too has the clinical awareness of this diagnostic spectrum. Psychiatrists may have little exposure to this area of expertise, yet may be called on to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex neuropsychiatric syndromes secondary to autoimmune encephalitis. This article summarizes the evaluation and management of patients with autoimmune encephalitis and describes emerging patterns in phenotype recognition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mooneyham, GC; Gallentine, W; Van Mater, H

Published Date

  • January 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 29157501

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2017.08.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States