2018
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199375349.003.0012
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Abstract: Autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system is a common cause for admission to the neurointensive care unit. Although well-described clinical syndromes exist, patients more commonly present with progressive neurologic dysfunction and some combination of laboratory and radiographic evidence of central nervous system inflammation. The urgency to intervene to prevent permanent damage to the nervous system often conflicts with diagnostic uncertainty. This chapter outlines some of the basic diagnostic a…

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