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Limbic encephalitis


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Overview

Limbic encephalitis is a condition marked by the inflammation of the limbic system and other parts of the brain. The cardinal sign of limbic encephalitis is a severe impairment of short-term memory; however, symptoms may also include confusion, psychiatric symptoms, and seizures. The symptoms typically develop over a few weeks or months, but they may evolve over a few days. Delayed diagnosis is common, but improvements are being made to assist in early detection. Early diagnosis may improve the outcome of limbic encephalitis. [1][2]
Last updated: 6/8/2009

References

  1. Voltz R. Neuropsychological symptoms in paraneoplastic disorders. J Neurol. (2007);
  2. Anderson NE, Barber PA. Limbic encephalitis - a review. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2008;
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